Petrol Tanker Explodes Near Lagos Airport

There was commotion Friday as a petrol tanker exploded at Forte Oil filling station located very close to the local airport in Lagos State.

The explosion which occurred when the tanker was discharging its contents resulted in a massive blaze at the facility, Channels writes.

Officials of the state fire services quickly moved in to contain the inferno which attracted passer-by and other residents leading to a gridlock in the Ikeja axis of the state.

It is however understood that the airport itself, just across the road, was not affected by the fire.

So far, it remains unclear if there are casualties as a result of the incident.

See photos from the filling station below.

Fire fighters battle to put out the blaze. Credit: ChannelsTV
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