It was a major tragedy and sorrowful incident averted as a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum products fell and split its contents at Lagos Airport Road.
Benco Newslearnt that there was no loss of life at the scene of the incident and heavy-duty equipment owned byLagos State Emergency Management Agency(LASEMA) has beem deployed for quick recovery to prevent secondary incidents.
While reacting to the incident, the Spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor disclosed that “part of the deployment was an emptytankerand pumping machine for transloading with super metro in waiting for recovery of the vehicle after transloading was completed.
Okunbor added that “LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service officers were available and involved in ongoing blanketing of the entire area.
In similar occurence, another fallen oil tanker along the Old Abeokuta Motor Road, Agege is presently under recovery by LASEMA.
According to reports, the Agege fallen tanker is laden with 33,000 litres of Automatic Gas Oil, AGO, (Diesel) which fell off its truck head sideways while driving along the Nigeria Postal Service, Agege.
The impact of the fallen tanker resulted in the spillage of its contents with the resultant blanketing at incident scene ongoing while transloading process is also ongoing.
“However, to ensure safety and adequate operational space in compliance with international best practices, the entire incident area has been condoned off,” Okunbor said.