June 23, 2024
Emergency Responders Avert Petrol Tanker Explosion In Lagos
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Emergency Responders Avert Petrol Tanker Explosion In Lagos

Emergency responders averted a petrol tanker explosion in the Surulere area of Lagos State yesterday. 

The tanker, which was laden with petrol, fell off Stadium Bridge inward Barracks/Ojuelegba onto Funsho Williams Avenue.

Adebayo Taofiq, Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), says fuel from the fallen tanker had spread across to the other side of the expressway.

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According to Mr Taofiq, other emergency responders particularly the LASTMA Response Unit (LRU) and the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services quickly arrived at the scene in a bid to prevent an imminent fire explosion.

He added that the driver of the tanker was arrested and handed over to the police.

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