Driver injured as another tanker falls in Lagos

A tanker driver on Friday sustained injuries after his 33,000 litres Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) laden tanker upturned in Lagos.

The incident which occurred at Abraham Adesanya roundabout in Ajah at about 4am was the third in the state this week.

It was gathered that the accident was caused by over speeding and recklessness on the part of the driver who was coming from Eleko.

The tanker marked LND650XQ fell and spilled its content on the road.

Firemen from the Lagos State Fire Service as well as emergency workers from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were said to have cordoned off the area initially and blanketing the fuel to prevent fire outbreak, while vehicles were diverted to other routes by officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and Lekki Concession Company (LCC).

Confirming the incident, LASEMA’s General Manager, Michael Akindele said no life was lost.

He said, “The agency received the distress call at about 4:56am and activated its emergency response team promptly to the scene. The driver of the truck sustained injuries and was treated by LASAMBUS. No mortality recorded.

“Transloading and rescue operations ongoing. Drivers are advised to desist from over speeding and recklessness, especially the rush to load and offload products because of its availability.”

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