Man Trapped As Tanker Falls, Spills 33, 000 Litres Of PMS On Lagos Road



A tanker conveying 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) outbound Mile 2 has fallen on its side, spilling its contents at the Alaba Express Busstop, Apapa Oshodi Expressway in Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos state.

It was gathered that the driver of the tanker lost control while on motion.

As at the time of filing this report, it was learnt that an adult male motorcyclist waa trapped beneath the tanker and that the officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service operating in Ajegunle have been called to mitigate the incident.

However, confirming the incident, the Director of Lagos state Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, in a statement issued on Tuesday evening, said that efforts were ongoing to recover the trapped man.

Margaret explained that ” The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently salvaging a 33,000 Litres tanker conveying PMS outbound Mile 2 which reported accidentally lost control while on motion and fell on its side, thereby spilling its contents at Alaba Express Bus Stop, Apapa Oshodi Expressway, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

” The incident is being mitigated by the Ajegunle Fire Crew of the Agency and has it under control with no palpable cause for alarm. An adult male motorcyclist is however trapped beneath the tanker as efforts are ongoing to recover him”.


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