Properties worth millions of Naira lost to fire outbreak in Festac

Cars, valuables and properties worth millions of Naira lost today in FESTAC area of Lagos as Tanker laden with petrol of about 33k litres fell and bursted into flames.

According to Eye witnesses , The fire started on Wednesday at noon, after the fallen tanker spilled its content.

It was reported that firefighters did not arrive the scene early enough to minimize damages and on getting to the scene to commence the rescue and extinguishing operation did not have enough water.

Olufemi Popoola, a witness, said the truck was ascending a bridge when it suddenly rolled back and fell.

The impact of the fall separated the tank from the body, resulting in an explosion, according to Popoola.

“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some,” he said.

“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge all burnt.”

As a result of the fire outbreak. The traffic in many parts of Lagos were above the norms.

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