Tragedy struck in Lagos State on Wednesday, 26th August 2020, when fire gutted a branch of Access Bank on Ademola Adetokunbo Street in Victoria Island, Lagos. Reports from reliable source revealed that a tanker marked AKD 637 XP laden with what was presumably diesel was at the premises of the bank to discharge its product for the bank’s generator use.
However, in the process of doing that, an explosion from a yet-to-be-identified source occurred, igniting a massive fire, which soon spread to a neighboring bank’s building. The raging fire was captured on cameras by pedestrians from the road and people in surrounding buildings.
The fire from the tanker reportedly consumed a car with registration number AKD 234 FA parked within the bank premises. However, combined intervention of the emergency responders including LASEMA Response Team, Eko Hotel, Lagos State Fire Service and UBA Fire Service prevented the incident from escalating further into the bank building.
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