Bullion Van Loaded With Cash Goes Up In Flames In Lagos (Photos)




A bullion van loaded with an unspecified amount was engulfed by flames under Ojota bridge, Lagos, today, Tuesday.

According to reports, the van was which was heading to disburse money in some banks ,caught fire at about 2.30pm.

An eye witness , Mrs Moji Maitani , said:
“ I was driving home when all of a sudden the vehicle directly in front of me veered to another lane. I quickly applied the break to avoid what the motorist attempted to dodge, only to discover that a vehicle was on fire.
On further observation, it was discovered to be a bullion van. Its occupants rushed out and were flagging other motorists to demand for fire extinguisher. But I could not stop , in order not to be trapped in any disaster.”

The Lagos State Emergency Management Emergency, LASEMA arrived the scene to put out the fire.

There are conflicting reports on the outcome as some eyewitnesses claim some cash was evacuated before the van was engulfed by fire, while others say everything was burnt to ashes .

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