The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has prevented an overnight tanker spillage from igniting into flames at the Anthony area of Gbagada, Lagos.
According to the Acting Head of the Lagos State Fire Sevice, Mrs. Magaret Adeseye, the officials of the Agency had swiftly responded to a distress call received at about 4 pm, Saturday.
She explained that the Tanker carrying a capacity of 45,000 litres Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, had skidded off the road and spilled contents along the Expressway.
“The truck, with registration no. APP 50 XF, was conveying PMS belonging to Akikavic Nigeria Limited and heading to service a filling station at Ibafo, Ogun State when the incident happened”, she added.
She reiterated that efforts are ongoing to transfer the remaining contents to another tanker with a view to preventing a secondary incident that may cause havoc to residents of the area and other road users.
While informing that firefighters from the two fire stations at Alausa and Bolade are currently putting the situation under control, Adeseye urged motorists to cooperate with the first responders and other Government officials managing the situation.
The Acting Head of the Lagos State Fire Sevice, however, decried the spate of perennial accidents involving tankers on Lagos roads in recent times, advocating proper training of truck drivers to reduce such incidences in the State.
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