In a morning marked by chaos and panic, a diesel tanker ignited in flames at the Ojota inward interchange on Monday, December 4, 2023, leading to traffic disruption in the area.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) responded promptly to the emergency, dispatching personnel to the scene to manage the unfolding situation. Confirmation of the fiery incident was relayed to the public via LASTMA’s official communication channel on Twitter.
As of the current report, the cause of the explosion remains unknown, and there is an air of uncertainty surrounding the potential casualties resulting from the incident. Authorities are actively engaged in an investigation to uncover the factors that triggered the tanker to erupt in flames.
Crucially, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service played a pivotal role in containing the blaze, successfully bringing it under control to prevent further escalation. In a reassuring tweet, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service stated, “Situation in Ojota is under control as the peddler truck conveying Diesel inward Ketu that went on flame has been extinguished.”
The collaborative efforts of LASTMA and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service underscore the effective response by emergency services to mitigate the impact of the incident. As investigations continue, commuters and residents are advised to exercise caution in the affected area and stay tuned for updates on the developing situation.