A tanker which content is believed to be petrol has fallen at Adiyan, Ogun State early Monday morning thereby creating panic in the community.
A resident who spoke exclusively to Concise News said the incident occurred around 2am today after Agbado Ijaiye area.
Our source added that the tanker spilled its content on the floor and it has overflown into the nearby river.
We gathered that fire fighters are already on ground to avert any catastrophic damage.
It would be recalled that last Wednesday at Ochanja Market, Onitsha, Anambra state, no fewer than five persons, including a woman and her child died in the inferno caused by the explosion of a petrol tanker.
Many buildings and shops were also torched in the disaster, according to reports.
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Ogun govt. seals off 2 buildings, marks 526 for demolition
In related news, the Ogun government on Saturday sealed off two dilapidated buildings in Abeokuta and ordered occupants of the houses to move out within 24 hours.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Urban and Physical Planning, Nafiu Adebiyi, told newsmen during an inspection tour that 526 other houses built on water ways, canal and erosion channels had been marked for demolition across the state.
Adebiyi said at the scene that the order became necessary to prevent loss of lives and other possible disaster which could arise from the partially collapsed buildings.
The two buildings were located along Nepa road in Isabo area of the state capital.
“As a responsible government, we cannot continue to watch and allow the buildings to collapse totally while people still reside in them,” he said.
Adebiyi said that the government was only waiting for response from National Emergency Managment Agency (NEMA) which had promised to provide alternative shelters for the affected victims before demolition could be effected.
“Demolition of houses is not what can be done in a hurry, no matter how illegal such structure are.
”In as much as human beings live in such houses, we must follow the rules in carrying out such demolitions,” he said.
He affirmed that government’s intention was to ensure that nobody was negatively affected as a result of preventable natural disaster which was predicted by the National Metreological Agency (NIMET) earlier in the year.
”It is not easy to dislocate people from their comfort zone. That is why we are approaching the process with human face.
“Moreso, many houses affected were not illegally located because as at the time most of them were built, those places were not close to water banks.
“It is the challenge of climate change that made the water levels to begin to rise, with resultant erosion.
“We are being carefull so that we don’t solve a problem by creating another one,” he said.