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Lagos Tanker Fire Photos from scene of tragic accident that claimed at least 9 lives

Authorities have confirmed that the accident happened as a result of a brake failure.

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Vehicles on fire after a fuel tanker exploded in Lagos

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At least nine people have been confirmed dead after a fuel tanker exploded on Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed that at least four others suffered from varying degrees of burns as at least 54 vehicles were also lost to the terrible inferno.

According to LASEMA, the accident occured when a Mack tanker truck loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell and spilled its content on the road resulting into a fire outbreak. The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) disclosed that the accident was due to a brake failure.

Here are some photos from the scene that have been released to the public by Rapid Response Squad:

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Vehicles on fire after a fuel tanker exploded in Lagos

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Vehicles on fire after a fuel tanker exploded in Lagos

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Vehicles on fire after a fuel tanker exploded in Lagos

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Vehicles burnt in Lagos tanker explosion

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Vehicles burnt in Lagos tanker explosion

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Emergency responders at the scene of the Lagos tanker explosion

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Emergency responders at the scene of the Lagos tanker explosion

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Emergency responders at the scene of the Lagos tanker explosion

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Emergency responders at the scene of the Lagos tanker explosion

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Emergency responders remove fuel tanker that caused Lagos explosion

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Emergency responders remove fuel tanker that caused Lagos explosion

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Emergency responders remove fuel tanker that caused Lagos explosion

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Photos from scene of tragic Lagos tanker explosion that claimed at least 9 lives play

Emergency responders clear the scene of the Lagos fuel tanker accident

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Photos from scene of tragic Lagos tanker explosion that claimed at least 9 lives play

Emergency responders clear the scene of the Lagos fuel tanker accident

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Photos from scene of tragic Lagos tanker explosion that claimed at least 9 lives play

Emergency responders clear the scene of the Lagos fuel tanker accident

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Workers clear the scene of the Lagos fuel tanker accident

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Ambode expresses pain over accident

After paying a visit to the scene of the tragic accident as emergency responders cleaned up the scene late on Thursday, state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, took to his Facebook account to express his sadness over the tragic loss of lives.

He wrote, "Very sad day. The loss of lives in an accident like today is very painful. My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy."

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In a statement signed by the state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, the government commiserated with families of victims who lost their lives and properties in the fatal tanker explosion. He described the accident as a sad development, saying that it was most unfortunate and regrettable.

He urged motorists to continue to adhere to safety standards and the state's traffic laws so as to prevent a recurrence of such an accident.

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