2The MRS filling station located at Lawanson , Lagos yesterday went up in flame, causing panic in the area as residents scampered for safety. A fuel tanker belonging to MRS and parked inside the filling station was completely burnt despite the efforts by the youths in the area to put out the fire.

The inferno which started at about 5pm also affected two cars parked at the entrance of the filling station and a residential building as they were all burnt into ashes. No life was lost.

An eyewitness who pleaded for anonymity said the Fire Service men arrived early to the scene but lacked chemicals needed to put out the fire. They however quenched the fire which could have wreaked more havoc. Also, policemen were on ground to maintain law and order.

The entire area was crowded as residents were in shock even as the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

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By Michael Otogo.

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