Teenager Killed, Shops razed as Petrol Tanker explodes in Lagos.

Written by on April 22, 2022

A teenager was killed in the petrol tanker explosion that occurred along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. A photo taken on April 22, 2022, shows the petrol tanker that exploded along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

The incident occurred at the Ajegunle Bus-Stop of Alagbado (a border community) axis of the highway, causing gridlock as residents ran for safety.

But NEMA said emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene, adding that officials of the Lagos State Fire Service handled the raging inferno from the Lagos end while their counterparts from the Ogun State Fire Service faced it from the Ogun side of the road.

The agency regretted that a 15-year-old boy identified as Oluwatobi Lawal, died in the incident while the inferno consumed 42 makeshift shops.

It said the teenager was preparing to write this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), as well as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Seun Fakorede

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