A fire outbreak on Monday at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling station in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos destroyed 30 vehicles, the state emergency management agency has said.
The Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday, said a tanker with 33,000 litres of diesel caught fire while discharging its contents into an underground tank at the NNPC filling station.
He said: “The agency officials received a distress call at about 1:00 p.m. on April 27, concerning a fire outbreak at NNPC filling station located at Yahaya Abatan bus stop, off College Road.
“The agency’s response team personally coordinated by myself, other emergency responders jointly fought and subsequently extinguished the flames at about 4.49 p.m.
“No casualty or fatality was recorded in the incident. But about 30 vehicles were affected. The combined effort of the emergency responders led to the salvage of properties and buildings nearby”, he said.
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