A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, fell and spilled its content at the Airport Road axis in Oshodi, Lagos State, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.
Spokesman for the agency Nosa Okunbor added that no loss of life or injury was recorded.
“Part of the deployment is an empty tanker and pumping machine for trans-loading with super metro in waiting for recovery of the vehicle after trans-loading is completed,” the agency said.
It noted that its officials and the Lagos State Fire Service officers were involved in blanketing of the entire area while the police and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) provided security, crowd and traffic control.
Meanwhile, LASEMA said it recovered another fallen oil tanker along the Old Abeokuta Motor Road in the Agege area of the state.
It said, “The Agege fallen tanker is laden with 33,000 litter 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 the trans-loading process is also ongoing.”
The agency explained that the trans-loading commenced after carefully identifying the risks involved in order to ensure there was no loss of lives and valuables in the ongoing operation.
But the entire incident area was cordoned off to ensure safety and adequate operational space in compliance with international best practices.