Double explosions rock oil depot in Lagos
A twin explosion involving two petrol tankers yesterday rocked Ibafon Oil depot. Though no life was lost in the incident Daily Trust learnt that the explosion which was followed by a huge fire outbreak consumed property worth millions of Naira.
The explosions reportedly occurred around 7.30 pm yesterday during a trans-loading of petrol between two trucks.
The explosions sent both staffs of the various tank farms scampering for safety.
The fire was later put out by fire service men from the various tank farms who quickly deployed their equipment.
The South West Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the explosion to Daily Trust on phone.
He said both trucks involved in the Trans-loading of petrol were completely burnt down.
He added that that the fire was contained by the joint effort of fire men from Isheri fire station tank farm owners within the Ibafon axis.