In Lagos: Residents scoop fuel from leaking tanker

There was drama on Tuesday as a petrol-laden tanker ran into a container lorry in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

Punch gathered that the tanker driver, had in a bid to avoid a mild traffic, ignored the directives of officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and rammed into the container lorry around 11am.

Punch learnt that the tanker was punctured by the side as a result of the crash, causing intense fuel spillage that sent shivers down the spines of commuters and traders in the area.

However, Nigerians condemned those, who took advantage of the situation to steal fuel, while ignoring the inherent danger.

Notable among those who reacted to the incident was Michael Collins, aka Don Jazzy, who wrote on his Instagram handle, “Poverty won’t allow us to be educated or have common sense.”

When contacted, the acting General Manager, Lagos State Fire Service, Margaret Adeseye, said personnel of the agency, who were mobilised to the scene, used chemicals to neutralise the fuel that was spilt on the road to prevent a fire outbreak.

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