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LAGOS: Many feared dead, houses burnt in Alagbado tanker fire

A TANKER loaded with petrol this morning, crashed and exploded at Ajegunle Bus-Stop, Alagbado, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Several houses, among other property, have been burnt in the inferno, as men of the state fire service and the police were deployed in the area.

The incident happened around 3am while several persons were still asleep.

A resident, Samuel Adeyemo, who spoke to newsmen, said the number of casualties is still unknown.

The lawyer said, “We cannot tell the number of those that died. The police and fire service have been working and trying to put out the fire.”

A man with a shop in the area said some residents who attempted to scoop fuel were killed.

He said, “I have a shop here. I was called that the fire started around 3am, but by the time I got here, my shop had been razed.

“When the fuel started pouring down the canal, some people tried to scoop fuel. By the time the explosion happened, many of them were trapped and killed.”

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