A Gas tanker exploded yesterday at Mobolaji Bank, Anthony way, Ikeja – Lagos which made the workers and the staff at the filling station run for their lives.
Report reaching us is that the fire was caused by a leaking gas tanker, that broke down after a filling station. The explosion affected buildings and vehicles around the area and also the State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza beside Sheraton Hotel.
One of the witnesses said:
“The fire was caused by a leaking gas tanker that broke down just after Total Filling station at around 10:30 pm causing panic at the filling station that made both staff and customers flee for their lives. Repeated calls to the Lagos state fire service for preemptive measures proved abortive until the tanker exploded at about 11:PM and the resulting inferno quickly spread around, especially into the plaza after the filling station. A gallant effort from the Lagos state fire service when did arrive curtailed the rage of the fire and arguably prevented further damage.”
The fire trucks from Lagos Fire Service and LASEMA Response Unit were able to put off the fire at around 12:30 am.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu later visited the scene of the incident with other officials.