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LASEMA recovers burnt vehicle on Ojuelegba bridge in record time

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…averts Secondary Incident

In line with it’s mandate to save lives and properties of Lagos residents, LASEMA yesterday night, recovered a burnt vehicle off the Ojuelegba bridge, inward Barracks.

The fire incident which did not record any loss of lives, nor injuries at the incident scene was alluded to electrical malfunction in the vehicle by emergency responders after investigations.

EditPro | Lagos Metropolitan newspaper LASEMA Response Team in operation of burning at Ojuelegba inward Jibowu. 26th September, 2020

LASEMA activated the Lagos State Emergency Response Plan immediately the Agency was alerted to the fire incident through it’s 767/112 Toll Free numbers at 10:17p.m

The gutted car with unknown registration number, was extinguished by the Federal Fire Service, with timely recovery by LASEMA when the Agency deployed it’s heavy duty equipment, thereby averting any secondary incident.

The operation which was conducted in collaboration with the LRT, LASTMA, FRSC and the Nigerian Police Force to evacuate the burnt carcass off the road to prevent secondary incidents and ease vehicular activities was concluded at about 20 minutes past midnight today.

Preliminary Report on the fire incident on Ojuelegba bridge inward Barracks has it that, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a car with unknown registration number was gutted by fire as a result of electrical fault.

“The incident obstructed free vehicular activities inward Barracks.

“The burning vehicle was extinguished by the Federal Fire Service.

“However, no loss of lives, nor were injuries sustained at the scene of incident.

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“LASEMA Response Team, LRT, LASTMA, FRSC and the Nigerian Police were responders at the scene of incident, working together to evacuate the burnt carcass off the road to prevent any secondary incident and ease vehicular activities.

“Carcass of the burnt car was recovered off the road with aid of the agency’s heavy-duty equipment (Hiab).

“Secondary incident averted, road set free for vehicular activities.

“Operation concluded and LRT heading back to base”.

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