A petrol-laden tanker fell and spilled its content on the road on Wednesday at Western Avenue, Ojuelegba area of Lagos State.
1st News gathered that the yet unidentified driver lost control of the vehicle; after it developed a mechanical fault while in motion.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said no fatality was recorded; adding that emergency responders had cordoned off the area to prevent a secondary incident.
He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, we discovered that a Conoil tanker with unknown registration number; loaded with 33,000 litres of PMS lost control while in motion; and fell sideways as a result of a suspected mechanical fault.
“This led to the contents spilling on the main carriageway; and obstructing vehicular activities. There was no loss of life nor injury sustained at the scene.
“A joint effort comprising the LASEMA Response Team, Federal Fire Service, LASG fire service; Police and LNSC officials worked together to cordon off; and blanket the area to prevent a secondary incident. Recovery operation ongoing.”
Recall that 1st News reported that one person sustained injury as a tanker laden with 33,000 litres of diesel, recently; fell along the Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue at Victoria Island, Lagos State; and spilled its content on the road.
According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, one of the tyres of the truck transporting the diesel burst while in motion; and the truck ran over the highway median, causing a fatal fall.
Two of the tanker’s compartments reportedly open, spilling 22,000 litres of diesel in the process.
1st News learnt that the yet-to-be-identified driver of the truck with number plate KRD-280XN sustained injuries; and taken to the hospital for treatment.
Emergency responders involving the Sharks (Lekki) Response Squad alongside the Bravo Team (Paramedics) of LASEMA; LASTMA, Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire service, LCC and policemen; cordoned off the area of the accident and created a diversion to ease vehicular movements.