The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commiserated with families of the victims of Friday’s fuel tanker fire incident at Obalende area in central Lagos.
According to a statement issued by the corporation’s group public affairs manager, Kennie Obateru, NNPC wished all those that sustained injuries in the incident quick recovery.
Obateru said all the injured people had been taken to the hospital while further investigation was on to determine the cause of the accident.
“A fuel truck belonging to NPPC’s petroleum products retail affiliate, NNPC Retail Limited, was involved in the road accident while conveying petrol from the Satellite depot to the NNPC Mega Station in Ikoyi, Lagos.
“The mishap, which occurred around 5p.m. Friday, led to the inferno which consumed the petrol -laden truck in front of a hospital and gas station.”
Obateru expressed appreciation to the good spirited people of Lagos around the scene of the incident and fire service personnel who brought the fire under control.
One person died in the inferno and several persons were also injured.