Petrol Tanker Crashes In Lagos


A tanker spillage has been reported at wee hour 0426 Saturday to Alaka inward National Stadium Bridge, Western Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.

This was revealed in a statement by Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Adeseye Margaret.

The statement said “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Crew along with their Federal counterpart are salvaging the situation from a secondary incident.

“The 45,000 litres tanker belonging to one of the major market in the oil and gas industry is conveying Petroleum Motor Spirit from a Lagos depot to an unknown destination before reportedly involved in a lone accident resulting in the spillage of its contents.

“The situation is under control as the LASTMA officials had diverted traffic from both the fast and service lane to the outward bound lane while pleading with motorists to corporate and exercise utmost caution within the axis given the volatility of the products involved.

“There are no traces of injury or death as none of the driver or assistants are in sight while mopping up and evacuation continues.”

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