Fire gutted the Access Bank branch on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State on Wednesday.
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It was learnt that the fire started from a diesel-laden truck on the bank’s premises.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident.
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According to a statement signed by Oke-Osanyintolu, the diesel-laden truck was offloading diesel for the generators of the bank when it caught fire and destroyed a car in the process.
The statement read: “On arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a fully loaded 33,000 litres diesel tanker with number plate AKD 637 XP and a car stationed beside it with number plate AKD 234 FA were completely ravaged by the fire.
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“Investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the tanker was dispensing diesel for the uses of generators in the bank premises and inadvertently caught fire.
“A combined intervention of the emergency responders, LASEMA Response Team, Eko Hotel, LASG fire, UBA Fire Service, and Federal Fire are able to arrest the fire and stop it from escalating to further the building in the premises.
“No loss of life recorded, damping down ongoing.”
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See a video and pictures of the incident below: