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A fire has engulfed a diesel-laden truck and a car in the premises of an Access Bank branch located at Adetokunbo Ademola Street, in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State. Emergency responders were able to salvage the situation before it escalated.

According to reports, the fire started from the diesel-laden truck which was offloading diesel for the generators of the bank when it caught fire and a car on the bank’s premises.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said, “On arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a fully loaded 33,000 liters 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 were 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.”

The fire has now been completely put out.

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