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Fire Guts LAWMA-PSP Truck At Iyana Ipaja, Lagos

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Udom, Lagos

A LAWMA-PSP wastes disposal truck was on Tuesday June 30, 2015 night reduced to ashes when fire, ignited from its engine at Iyana-Ipaja bus-stop in Lagos, triggering off panic in the area.

Some traders, who witnessed the inferno, disclosed on Wednesday July 1, that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening, when the driver noticed smoke coming out from the engine of the truck and raised an alarm.

One of the traders, identify himself as Chinedu, said that while some traders and passers-by took to their heels when the fire breakout occurred, others mobilised water and poured on the truck.

A bank worker at Ecobank, Iyana Ipaja branch was heard saying that fire fighters, who were contacted did not arrive the scene of the incident, until some hours after the fire was put out.

But, Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for south-west when contacted on the rumours that Iyana-Ipaja market was engulfed by fire, said it was not true.

Our correspondent further gathered that no life was lost  in the fire, though sources said the driver took to his heels, when he alighted from the burning truck. ?