CITIZENS COMPASS- MASSIVE fire outbreak involving a truck occurred on Saturday, September 3, 2022, in Matogun, Ifo Local Government, Ogun State where 10 buildings were reduced to ashes.
The incident occured in the morning, off Akute – Oke-aro Road, Onolambe, Matogun Road, Oluyole Bus stop, opposite Ike Anobi Mosque. Ogun State.
It was learnt that the incident occurred when the truck laden with 45,000 litres of petroleum products crashed and spilled the contents which travelled rapidly and resulted in an explosion.
The incident caused confusion among residents who were seen scampering for safety.
Eyewitnesses’ account said men of Ogun State fire service were unable to access the area but the Federal Fire Service and National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, were on top of the situation.
A resident Oluwatosin Ariyanja said the incident caused confusion in the area. He said, “
A tanker has fallen and there was a fire outbreak in our area. People are trying to use fire extinguishers but the fire is massive.
The Coordinator, Lagos Territorial District, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye who mobilised emergency responders to the scene said the incident did not record any casualty.
“A tanker laden with about 45,000 litres of PMS crashed, spilled its content and exploded this morning at Olambe matogun road ifo LGA Ogun State.
“Though, no life was lost or anyone sustained injury but about 10 buildings were consumed in the incident.
“The situation was mitigated with most of the content spilling into the canal close to the scene thereby saving the community from serious incidents that could have affected people.
“The fire had been put out.