The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commiserated with families of the victims of the fuel tanker fire incident at Obalende area of Lagos State.
A release in Abuja by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that NNPC wishes all those that sustained injuries in the incident quick recovery.
The corporation explained that all the injured people had been rushed to the hospital while further investigation is 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 5pm Friday led to the inferno which consumed the petrol -laden truck in front of a hospital and gas station.
The corporation 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.
The fire occurred barely four days after another tanker caught fire at an NNPC Gas Station in Ogba, Lagos, destroying no fewer than 30 vehicles.