Tanker Explosion: How Firefighters Battled Inferno In Pictures




A petrol-laden tanker on Saturday morning exploded at the retail station of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) along the Alagbole-Akute Road in Ogun State.

Witnesses said the fire started at about 6:45am while the firefighters were immediately contacted, and they arrived at the scene at about 7:23am.

No injury or death was recorded as a result of the incident.

The incident occurred in a border community with Lagos while the firefighters seen at the scene were officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Officials of the Federal Fire Service were also said to have arrived at the scene of the incident shortly after the fire had been put out.

Highlights of how the firefighters battled the inferno are captured in the pictures below:

In this photo taken on March 6, 2021, firefighters battle the inferno at the NNPC retail station along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State. Channels TV/ Taiwo Adesina.
In this photo taken on March 6, firefighters are making effort to put out the fire that resulted from a tanker explosion along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State.
In this photo taken on March 6, 2021, onlookers watch as firefighters battle the inferno at the NNPC retail station along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State. Channels TV/ Taiwo Adesina.
In this photo taken on March 6, 2021, firefighters are close to putting out the inferno at the NNPC retail station along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State. Channels TV/ Taiwo Adesina.
A photo taken on March 6, 2021 shows the opening to the underground storage tank at the NNPC retail station along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State. Channels TV/ Taiwo Adesina.
Another angle of a photo taken on March 6, 2021, shows firefighters battling the inferno at the NNPC retail station along the Alagbole-Akute road in Ogun State. Channels TV/ Taiwo Adesina.

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