Monday morning brought with it its fair share of pandemonium along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway as a gas truck allegedly burst into flames close to the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s (RCCG) Redemption Camp at Mowe Bus Stop, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.
According to reports, the fire which started with one truck led to a chain reaction as the fire spread to other trucks parked at the scene.
Due to the swift response from the emergency responders from Lagos and Ogun, the fire which started at about 12:00 p.m. was quickly put out and damages minimal as there were neither injuries nor loss of lives.
Reports from Vanguard say that the incident occurred at a gas station where many gas trucks were stationed beside the RCCG Camp as a spark was noticed from one of the trucks batteries which resulted into an explosion which affected some of the trucks.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu who was among the first responders at the scene said this, “The The Agency, led by the Permanent Secretary, responded to distress calls and upon arrival discovered an explosion which had subsequently affected adjoining trucks in the compound.
“Further investigation revealed the fire actually started from the battery of one of the truck before escalating to a gas cylinder resulting in a secondary explosion.