Fire guts seven vehicles along Lagos-Badagry expressway

A petrol tanker on Tuesday morning spilled its content along the Lagos-Badagry road, causing a fire outbreak which consumed seven vehicles.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the inferno, which began at about 5.00 a. m, destroyed the contents of a Mack trailer conveying crates of drinks from Intercontinental Breweries.

The fire gutted a stationed wagon Peugeot car, one Space bus, a Toyota Hummer jeep, a Mazda bus, a container conveying food products from Delta and an empty Mack trailer.

Mr Ja’faru Anka, a Senior Marshall Inspector of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), told NAN that he arrived at the scene few minutes after the fire started.

He said that seven vehicles were gutted by the fire, but no life was lost.

“I arrived at the scene few minutes after 5.o0 a.m. and as you can see, I am working with my team to clear up terrific traffic build up.

An Army officer at the Ojo Barracks, who preferred to be anonymous, also said that the fire outbreak started by 5.00 a.m, while he was preparing for duty.

He said that the attention of the fire service was drawn to the situation and that some firefighters were there but ran out of water.

He said that they were still expecting more response from the fire service.

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