A truck carrying kegs of petrol was reportedly gutted by fire during the early hours of today, Friday, March 9, 2018, at the popular Allen junction, Ikeja, Lagos mainland.
Although, the vehicle was totally burnt beyond recognition, it was gathered that nobody died in the incident.
Eyewitness accounts say the fire outbreak was due to leakages from one or two kegs that were in the truck. The brand and plate number of the vehicle are unknown as it was burnt beyond recognition in no time.
However, some eyewitnesses said the truck was a Toyota Hilux while others insisted it was a Ford Ranger.
An official of Lagos state emergency service who commented on the incident said: “When the fire started, we learnt that it was caused by leakage from the PMS the vehicle was carrying.
“People were getting out of their cars with fire extinguishers, but the PMS in the truck exploded. Then, people had to run away for safety. No one could get close to the vehicle.”
He continued that “when the fire guys came, they did all they could to put off the fire. All security agencies were also here to ensure that the incident doesn’t get out of hands.”