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In Lagos: One injured as diesel-laden tanker falls


A tanker laden with 33,000 litres of diesel, on Friday, fell along the Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue at Victoria Island, Lagos State, and spilled its content on the road.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu, one of the tyres of the truck conveying the diesel burst while in motion and the truck ran over the highway median, resulting in the fatal fall.

Two of the tanker’s compartments were said to open, spilling 22,000 litres of diesel in the process.

It was learnt that the yet-to-be-identified driver of the truck with number plate KRD-280XN sustained injuries and had been taken to the hospital for treatment.

Emergency responders involving the Sharks (Lekki) Response Squad alongside the Bravo Team (Paramedics) of LASEMA, LASTMA, Lagos State Fire Service, Federal Fire service, LCC and policemen were said to have cordoned off the area of the accident and created a diversion to ease vehicular movements.

Reacting to the development, Oke-Osanyintolu said, “On getting to the scene of the incident, a white coloured unbranded tanker with number plate KRD-280XN laden with 33,000 litres of AGO (diesel) was found to have fallen on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue. Punch

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