Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Two Injured, Three Buses Burnt in Tanker Fire

Accident scene
Residents of Babalosa in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos woke up abruptly on Tuesday midnight as the shout of fire rent the air.

A tanker laden with 30,000 litres of fuel fell behind the popular Awolowo Market, spilling its content.
Two persons, including the tanker driver were injured. Three buses burnt.
Many trooped out with various liquid substances to put out the fire.

The Nation learnt that Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area Executive Secretary Rasaq Ajala, who was among the people that came to the scene called the Lagos State Fire Fighters. He was joined by a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Mushin Constituency, Olayiwola Olawale, few minutes past 1am.

The injured tanker driver immediately fled the scene.
An eyewitness, Emmanuel Okeke, said the driver was over speeding without taking cognisance of the deep potholes along the road.
According to Okeke, the incident happened at 12 midnight.

Source: The Nation newspaper