Petrol Tanker explosion leaves over twenty vehicles burnt in Festac

No fewer than twenty vehicles and  four commercial motorcycles have been burnt on Wednesday afternoon after a tanker exploded in the Festac axis of Lagos state.  gathered that the vehicles gutted fire as the tanker, said to be laden with petrol, backtracked and fell and  spilled its content after it attempted to climb the Festac Link Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the state.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire Service were said to have arrived at the scene on time but could not quench the inferno completely after their arrival.
While some of the victims narrated how they narrowly escaped death, the incident resulted in a gridlock on the bridge and in the adjoining roads.
a witness, Olufemi Popoola, who said the tanker which was going to Apple Junction from Festac Town, was ascending the bridge but suddenly rolled back and fell.
The impact of the fall separated the tank from the body, resulting in an explosion, according to Popoola.
He said that some residents and passers-by attacked the fire with buckets of water to no avail.
“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some.
“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge all burnt.
The vehicles burnt included a 2010 Toyota Highlander and a commercial bus.
A crowd of affected persons and sympathisers gathered at the scene to lament the situation. One of the owners of the burnt motorcycles, Akuko Okoli, said that he narrowly escaped death.
It was not clear at the time of the report whether any life was lost to the fire.
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