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30 June, 2018, 02:22 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that at least nine people were killed in the accident that saw the destruction of over 54 vehicles.

Blood-curdling footage of the aftermath of a tanker explosion in south-western Nigeria has emerged online.

Passers-by walk amid burned cars after an oil tanker exploded on a highway on June 28, 2018 in Lagos killing nine people in a huge blaze.

The stricken tanker in Thursday's crash was carrying 33,000 litres (8,700 U.S. gallons) of petrol at the time.

Traffic was stopped on both sides of the road as emergency officials battled to put out the fire and attend to those affected.

The police revealed that the buses have been removed from the scene and injured passengers have been taken to the hospital.




Bolarinwa Dolarinwa Mufutau, a roadside mechanic, said he had just finished repairing a vehicle when he saw the tanker rolling back on the road.

A joint rescue operation involving FRSC, LASEMA, NPF, RRS, NSCDC, Lagos State Fire service, LASTMA was mounted promptly within 10 minutes of the accident he said.

The truck ran over the wedge backwards and immediately there was a bang.

Fire erupted within seconds, forcing motorists to abandon their cars and flee, he added.

The Lagos state government has commiserated with families of victims of the explosion.

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