Tragedy averted as petrol tanker falls in Ogun


Scores escaped death in the early hours of Friday as a petrol tanker fell at the popular Library Junction in Ilaro, in Yewa South Local Government Area of the Ogun State, emptying its content on the road.

The incident was said to have occurred around 5am.

Eye witnesses said the driver of the tanker fled the scene after the incident for fear of being lynched by youths of the area who were still in celebration mood.

The incident was said to have caused blockage of the roads leading to Library Junction, as the spilled fuel had also got to All Saints area of the town.

Residents and street urchins in the area brought out containers to scoop the spilled fuel.

Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were seen monitoring  the situation at the scene while the Rapid Intervention Unit of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, was also on the ground with a fire fighting van.

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