Sunday, February 19, 2012

How Explosion Kills Three People And Burnt 39 Vehicles In Lagos

If only someone was watching, if only someone knew this explosion was about to happen, the three peoplewho got killed might still be alive now, enjoying the best of their time. What a great loss, 39 vehicles got burnt beyond recognition.

Three persons died at about midnight on Saturday when a  petroleum truck exploded at Mile 2, near Festac Town, in Lagos. There was report that the fire, which followed the explosion, injured many people and burnt 39 vehicles, including a number of commercial buses.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Jaiyeoba Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said that the driver of the truck with registration No. SB 370 ATN, was, however, at large. Chief Kazeem Orilowo, the branch treasurer of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mile 2, who witnessed the incident, told journalists that their office was destroyed in the inferno which lasted for about seven hours.

He said that the incident occurred when the driver of the truck, which was petrol laden, lost control while descending one of the loops of the Mile 2 bridge and exploded by the motor park. Orilowo said that the vehicles destroyed were for inter-state and intra-city transportation 

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