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Diesel tanker explodes in Lagos

A tanker laden with 33, 000 litres of diesel has reportedly exploded in Ijegun, Navy town Ojo in the outskirt of Lagos State.

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The explosion threw residents of the area into confusion as many people scamper for safety following the loud explosion accompanying the incident.

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Eyewitness account at the scene revealed that many residents got to know of the incident because of the deafening explosion.

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Emergency officials are currently making efforts to quell the impact of the fire and ultimately quench it.

Director of the State Fire Service, Razak Fadipe confirmed the explosion in a chat with our correspondent. He said the fire was very serious and more fire trucks have been deployed to extinguish the inferno.

"The fire is serious but we are gaining upper hand", he said.

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