Xmas day fire averted as petrol tanker falls in Lagos

What would have been an inferno on Christmas day was averted in Lagos as a petrol laden truck upturned and spilt its content.

The yet-to-be-identified driver of the truck was reported on the run after he lost control of the vehicle around the Sunrise area of Tincan, in Lagos State, on Friday.

It was learnt that the truck upturned after the driver rammed into a pothole around 7.30 am, and the content being conveyed to a destination in the state, spilt on the road.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said no casualty was recorded, adding that emergency responders had stormed the scene to manage the situation.

He said, “The Agency has activated its response plan to the incident in which a tanker with an unknown number plate loaded with PMS lost control, rammed into a pothole and upturned.

“This incident has resulted in spillage of content. No casualties involved at the scene while the LRT, NUPENG, LASG Fire, and Nigerian Police are joint responders collaborating together to manage the scene.

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