The Access Bank Branch in Victoria Island in Lagos State was, on Wednesday, engulfed in fire after a diesel-laden truck on the bank’s premises caught fire.
According to reports, the truck was offloading diesel for the generators of the bank when it suddenly caught fire.
Personnel of Nigeria Fire Service were seen on ground battling to save the situation and stopped the fire.
The General Manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said regarding the incident:
“On arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a fully loaded 33,000 litres diesel tanker with number plate AKD 637 XP and a car stationed beside it with number plate AKD 234 FA were completely ravaged by the fire.
“Investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the tanker was dispensing diesel for the uses of generators in the bank premises and inadvertently caught fire.
“A combined intervention of the emergency responders, LASEMA Response Team, Eko Hotel, LASG fire, UBA Fire Service, and Federal Fire are able to arrest the fire and stop it from escalating to further the building in the premises.
“No loss of life recorded, damping down ongoing.”
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