Man dies in petrol tanker fire

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Femi Aki­nola & Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

An uniden­ti­fied man was yesterday burnt to death while three ve­hi­cles were de­stroyed when a tanker loaded with petrol went up in flames af­ter fall­ing be­hind the NAFDAC of­fice in Oshodi, La­gos.

A wit­ness, Baba Asunmo, told Daily Trust:

“A smaller truck tried to pass by the fallen trailer and a spark from the ve­hi­cle’s si­lencer caused the fire”.

He said it took some time be­fore men of the La­gos State Fire Ser­vice ar­rived at the scene to put out the fire.

Con­firm­ing the in­ci­dent, Gen­eral Man­ager, La­gos State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, (LASEMA), Michael Akindele, said the man who died was try­ing to scoop fuel from the fallen tanker just be­fore the fire broke out.

PHOTO: NAN

Nige­rian re­turnees who fled Cen­tral African Re­pub­lic due to crises in the coun­try, at NEMA Transit Camp in Yola yesterday.

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