One Confirmed Dead In Twin Tanker Explosion On Kara Bridge

 

One person has been confirmed dead in the fire resulting from an explosion involving a petrol tanker, a gas truck and a cement transport truck at Kara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Many residents within the area were startled when the explosion took place at about 1 A.M on Sunday morning.

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At the time of filing this report, it was yet to be made clear what stirred the explosion.

Men of the Federal and Lagos State Fire Service arrived the scene swiftly to douse the flames, a task which has continued for hours, thereby causing heavy traffic jam on both sides of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

 

 

PHOTOS: Petrol Tanker Fire Kills One, Injures Two In Imo

A scene of the tanker fire incident in Imo State on February 13, 2020.

 

 

A tanker fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol has gutted fire in Imo State.

The incident occurred on Thursday along Owerri-Aba Expressway, a few kilometres from the Imo Airport.

One person was killed and two others critically injured as a result of the inferno.

An eyewitness told Channels Television at the scene of the incident that the accident occurred after the petrol tanker rammed into the road demarcation.

He said this triggered the fire and, in the process, the driver of the tanker died as he struggled to escape.

Shortly after the inferno, men of the Imo State Fire Service arrived at the scene to put out the fire.

Addressing reporters at the scene, the Director of Fire Service in Imo State, Japhate Okoereafor, said they got to know about the incident following a distress call.

He added that he immediately ordered and dispatched firefighters to the scene and requested a backup from the Airport Fire Service.

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Tanker Fire Guts Filling Station In Rivers

A tanker discharging fuel at a filling station along Eneka Igwuruta Road in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State has burst into flames.

The fire which started on Monday evening spread to other parts of the filling station causing many to move away to safer grounds.

 

Although no casualty has been recorded in the incident, it created panic in the area with many people in the vicinity making frantic calls to get the fire service.

Eyewitnesses said that an attendant was pumping petrol into a vehicle while the tanker was discharging its Product, before the fire outbreak, a move believed to be against the rules.

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Tanker Fire Causes Panic, Gridlock At Maryland

 

An accident involving a tanker has taken place on Odo-Iyaalaro Bridge inward Maryland in Lagos, causing a gridlock.

As a result, many commuters were forced to trek long distances to reach their destinations.

According to eyewitnesses the tanker which was said to have caught fire, was not laden with fuel.

Firefighters and other security operatives were, however, on ground to control the situation.

It is, therefore, yet to be clear what caused the incident, if other vehicles were involved or if there were any casualties.

Five Feared Killed In Ondo Tanker Explosion

 

Five persons were feared killed on Wednesday after a fuel-laden tanker exploded in Ondo State.

According to eyewitnesses, the tanker was said to have lost control around Shagari Village junction, along the Ilesa/Owo Federal Highway at about 7:00 pm, after a Toyota Corolla car with five occupants rammed into it.

A security official who spoke to Channels  Television stated that about four other  vehicles were also affected.

Residents say a residential building and two shops were also burnt to ashes.

They,  therefore, appealed to the government to construct a flyover along the junction in order to prevent further accidents.

Pakistani PM Visits Injured Victims Of Tanker Fire

Prime Minister Sharif on Monday, visited victims injured by a fuel tanker fire after flying home from a trip to London.

The explosion in the eastern province of Punjab on Sunday, killed at least 146 people.

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More than 118 people were injured. The explosion came as people gathered to collect leaking fuel after the tanker overturned, government officials and rescue workers said.

Television footage showed the Prime Minister standing by the bedsides of victims and handing out compensation cheques.

The oil tanker driver, who survived, has been detained to assist in an investigation, but early reports do not indicate human error, provincial authorities said. Sharif has promised that an enquiry will be carried out.

Tanker Fire Kills Three Women, Four Children In Abuja

A tanker fire has killed seven people in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The tanker, which was laden with diesel, was said to have suffered brake failure and rammed into another vehicle, resulting in a blaze which killed three women and four children.

Those killed were among the eleven occupants of the vehicle that was hit by the tanker.

The Acting Commandant of Nigerian Fire Services in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Okpetusi Julius, said the driver of the vehicle was among those who survived the incident.

 

Tragedy: 21 Killed In Multiple Accident In Edo State

tanker-fireAt least 21 persons have been killed in an accident involving a tanker, a motorcycle and other vehicles at the Abudu axis of the Benin Asaba expressway.

According to an eyewitness, a tanker laden with kerosene ran into a motorcycle carrying a gallon of petrol and exploded, leaving about five vehicles held up in traffic on the road burnt.

He told Channels Television that a bad spot in the area had forced most of the vehicles to slow down and navigate the bad spot.

“We were at the bad spot, trying to ease movement of vehicles when we heard a sound. We looked back and saw fire coming from a tanker and we all ran from the scene,” he said, giving an account of the incident.

Confirming the incident, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Edo Command, Samuel Odukoya, said that a number of factors could have resulted in the tragic incident, hinting that the casualty figure is well over 21.

“The number that could be gathered that could be recognised, because some of them were burnt totally, are 21.

“I learnt that one person was taken to the hospital yesterday,” he told Channels Television.

Shops, Vehicles Burnt As Tanker Falls Off Lagos Bridge

Iyana-Ipaja Tanker fireSeveral shops and vehicles have be destroyed by fire after a tanker loaded with petrol veered off a bridge at Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State and exploded.

The fire burnt the line of shops, covering over 50 metres by the road side.

According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the incident was reported at about 12:58am.

A spokesman for the NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said: “We received the alert around 12:58am and we swung into action. Unfortunately it was a late action. When we heard it, we thought it was a pipeline fire. We deployed fire service to the area.Iyana Ipaja Tanker fire

“We were able to contain it…. The police got to the scene and were able to also ward-off so many people that had wanted to turn the place to a place for sightseeing”.

No casualty has been reported in the incident that occurred two days after a similar incident in Ontisha in Anambra State left 69 persons dead.

VIDEO: Government holds mass burial for tanker explosion victims

The Rivers State government has given a mass burial for most of Thursday’s oil tanker explosion victims, a Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) official said.

The State sector commander for the commission, Kayode Olagunju told reporters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital that 89 of the 95 persons who died in the petrol tanker explosion were given a mass burial at Okobe village in the Ahoada West Local Government Area of the State.

Mr Olagunju said six of the victims who died were identified and released to their respective families.

He said in all, 95 persons died in the incident with 18 others injured.

Police sources had earlier said that more than 100 persons were feared to be burnt to death, while many were injured while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the early hours of Thursday.

Stealing fuel from oil pipeline or taking oil from broken-down oil tanker truck is very common in Nigeria.

The past few years have witnessed a string of pipeline explosions, with each killing at least dozens of people.

Nearly 300 people were burnt to death in Lagos on 26 December 2006, as they scooped fuel from a vandalized pipeline.