Fire guts LAGBUS depot

A fire on Wednesday engulfed buses and other properties at the LAGBUS depot in Ojota, Lagos.

The cause of the fire, which broke out around 6pm and was still on as at 7pm, was not known but an official of the agency said in a Facebook post that 33,000 litres of diesel in tanks in the compound were at risk of being consumed by the fire.

He also posted a video of the outbreak.

Huge billows of black smoke swirled around the busy Ojota area, causing serious traffic congestion even as road users avoided the area.

Metrostarng could not ascertain if the fire affected the Ojota-Oworonshoki bridge, around which the depot is built.