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Two killed, 29 vehicles burnt as Petrol tanker explodes on Kara Bridge

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The agency had said, in a tweet, that the team was forced to seek extra cover at the Isheri Police Station.

LASEMA had also said that it suspended rescue operation after the “group of assailants” grew larger and caused threats to the lives of responders.

Below is one of the images of its damaged vehicles.

Fire service’s damaged vehicle

The agency’s tweets read: “The agency responded to the incident at 0105hrs this morning according to the State emergency response plan.

“The joint team (agency + @LAG_FireService ) was waylaid on arrival by a group of miscreants brandishing weapons and was forced to seek extra police cover from the Isheri Police Station.

 

“The operation commenced with the police protection until the group of assailants grew larger and caused significant damage to vehicles and threats to life of our personnel.

“The team was forced to suspend the Recovery operation for safety reasons. It is of note that this attack is part of a very worrisome trend of first responders being attacked in the course of their duties.”

 

LASEMA on its part had urged Lagos residents “to refrain from endangering the lives of emergency responders”.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), had said, in its tweets, that the accident involved a loaded tanker and a truck. The authority said both vehicles got burnt after the tanker spilled its contents on the road and on the other truck.

 

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