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Fuel Tanker Explodes In Lagos, 2 Persons Confirmed Dead

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Two persons were on Wednesday confirmed dead after a truck, loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product, fell and caught fire at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Lagos State.

According to TVC, eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 5 am on Wednesday.

It was gathered that two trucks and three cars were completely burnt.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Emeka Oti, said that the two deceased persons were among the three occupants of a vehicle used for smuggling.

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According to him, the third person in the car suffered serious fire wounds.

“Four vehicles were involved. A tanker, a truck and two cars. Presently, two persons have been confirmed dead, three others, including the DPO suffered injuries.

“Efforts is ongoing to restore normalcy to the area,” he added.


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