A gas tanker has exploded at Ijora Junction beside the Lagos State Homes Estate at Ijora Badiya, Lagos State on Thursday at around 2 pm.
According to details provided by Lagos State traffic Management Authority “Fire engulfs a mini gas tanker just after descending Iganmu bridge inward Ijora Sifax.
Road has been Cordoned off for now, kindly use alternative routes”
An eyewitness also told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the tanker was leaking and some passers-by drew the driver’s attention to the leakage.
The eyewitness said the driver consequently got down and attempted to use a fire extinguisher on the tanker before it exploded.
Firefighters and a team from Ijora Badiya Police Division were on ground to secure lives and property.
They eventually put out the fire and no life was lost in the accident. It was learnt
Meanwhile the police have diverted traffic from the road to prevent traffic congestion and prevent hoodlums from attacking innocent citizens.