Fire razes Access Bank branch in Lagos


The Access Bank branch on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in the Victoria Island area of Lagos was on Wednesday afternoon razed by a rampaging inferno.

Eyewitness account has it that the fire started from a diesel-laden truck and a car on the bank’s premises.

It was gathered that the truck was offloading diesel for the generators of the bank when it caught fire in the process.

The inferno reportedly razed the truck and car, while timely intervention of fire fighters ensured the entire building was not razed.

The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said no life was lost in the process.

“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.

“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,´the General Manager explained.

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