According to publication, an explosive eruption from a tanker loaded with petroleum product rocked Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, Monday night, resulting in fire that destroyed 26 trucks.
Report also indicated that the scene of the fire incident was an illegal fuel depot and that the petroleum products were being trans-loaded into trucks at the depot located at C40, Alakuso Avenue, when the explosion occurred.
Efforts by staff of the undisclosed company to contain the fire failed. It took the intervention of the Lagos State Fire Service to put out the fire.
The affected vehicles include 24 fuel tankers, a caterpillar and one 505 car owned by Inter-land Transport Company.
A company staff close to the location of incident disclosed to reporters that “at 9.35p.m., a deafening sound jolted everyone, causing us to run in different directions for safety because we thought it was a bomb.
“Unimaginable damage would have been done if the fire was not brought under control because there were over 50 fuel tankers within and around the premises when the explosion occurred.”