BREAKING NEWS: Fuel tanker tumbles at Otedola Bridge, Lagos State

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The tanker containing 45,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit on Friday tumbled at Otedola Bridge, Lagos, causing multiple vehicle collisions. The tanker with an unknown registration number crashed with four vehicles, leading to a fire accident.

The accident was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in a statement by its permanent secretary, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu.

In LASEMAs statement said, “The Agency received anguish 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 Center, Alausa Ikeja at the incident scene, it was observed that a multiple accident involving a tanker with unknown registration number conveying 45,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), and four vehicles had collided.

“The 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. “Unfortunately, one adult male (motor-boy of the tanker) lost his life as a result of the impact of the collision.

“The affected cars were recovered by the Agency’s light duty equipment while efforts is ongoing to trans load the contents of the tanker into another truck before its recovery. “while the trans-loading of the content into another truck is ongoing, the carriageway has been opened for vehicles activities.”

“Members of the public are advised to refrain from illegal scooping of product and avoid igniting naked flame or fire to prevent any secondary incident that could result to loss of lives as the safety of lives and properties of Lagosians are of utmost priority to the administration of Mr Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.”

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