Tragedy struck in Lagos State on Wednesday when fire gutted a branch of Access Bank on Ademola Adetokunbo Street in Victoria Island.
Although the cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained, unconfirmed reports say a fuel tanker laden with presumably diesel was at the premises of the bank to discharge its product.
But speaking to Channels Television via the telephone, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Femi Osanyitolu confirmed that a fuel tanker laden with diesel was at the premises of the bank discharging its content.
In the process, the pumping machine exploded igniting a massive fire, which soon spread to a neighbouring building.
Meanwhile, a combined team of emergency services and firefighters arrived at the scene to battle the blaze and prevent it from spreading to other buildings in the area.
No lives were lost in the incident.
Source: Channel TV