Kirikiri tanker explosion

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The Kirikiri tanker explosion was a tanker explosion that occurred at Kirikiri, Apapa, the major port of the city of Lagos State, Nigeria, located in the west of Lagos Island.[1]


The incident was reported to have occurred on 7 January 2014 when a tanker loaded with about 33,000 liters of gasoline rammed into parked vehicles.[2] The spilling of the gasoline resulted in an explosion that killed about 15 people, leaving several others seriously injured.[3] Sterling bank was affected, one Automated Teller Machine, 11 cars and 60 shops were burnt as well.[4] The spokesperson to the National Emergency Management Agency of the South-West Zone, Ibrahim Farinloye confirm the incident.[5]

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  1. ^ "Kirikiri town residents cry out its hell living here". Vanguard News. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Lagos tanker fire burns 15 to death". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "15 burnt to death in Lagos tanker fire". Vanguard News.
  4. ^ niyi. "15 Feared Dead In Lagos Tank Farm Explosion". INFORMATION NIGERIA.
  5. ^ "Explosion rocks Lagos oil tank farm". The Sun News. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)