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Fuel tanker tumbles in Lagos

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A TANKER containing 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, today, tumbled in Otedola Bridge, Lagos to causing multiple vehicle collisions.

  The accident occurred when the tanker with an unknown registration number collided with four vehicles, leading to a fire incident.

  Confirming the incident, Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said efforts are on to clear the road for vehicular movement. The Agency received distress calls via its toll-free number of a multiple vehicle collision and Overturned Tanker incident at Otedola Bridge and deployed its resources immediately to the scene.

Upon arrival of the Agency’s Tiger Squad at the Command and Control Centre, Alausa-Ikeja at the incident scene, it was observed that a multiple accident involving a tanker with unknown registration number conveying 45,000 litres of Premium  Motor Spirit, PMS, and four vehicles had collided.

A joint team of   Lagos State Fire Service, LASEMA Fire Team and Nigeria Police Force worked to manage the flames and the resultant traffic backlogs using chemical retardant to blanket the entire area so as to prevent fire disaster that could lead to loss of lives and properties,” he said.

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