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24 Sep 2020 | 04:54 PM UTC

Nigeria: Tanker explosion reported in Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos September 24

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Emergency services respond to tanker explosion in Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos on September 24; avoid area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Lagos, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos

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Emergency services are responding to an alleged tanker explosion which reportedly caused a large fire in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos on Thursday, September 24. The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed. Casualties are feared but no numbers have yet been confirmed. Response operations and investigations into the incident are underway.

Residual disruptions to transport are expected in the vicinity of the incident over the near term.  


Those in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the incident in the near term, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.


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