In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, July, 2020

Drama As Residents Troop Out To Scoop Diesel After Tanker Fell In Ogun (Photograph)

Drama As Residents Troop Out To Scoop Diesel After Tanker Fell In Ogun (Photo)

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Scene of the incident

A tanker which was laden with diesel, on Thursday, fell and spilled its content material on the highway within the Arepo space of Ogun State.

In response to PUNCH Metro, it was gathered that the tanker driver, who was conveying diesel to an organization in Arepo, veered off the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to connect with his vacation spot and misplaced management of the car.

An eyewitness, who gave his identify merely as Kehinde, mentioned the car was stopped by an deserted steel on the earth highway.

“The driving force was going to an organization in Arepo when the tank fell off the truck head after the car hit a steel that stopped it from going to the expressway. If not for that steel, the truck would have entered the expressway and trigger a severe accident,” he mentioned.

On the scene of the crash, PUNCH Metro noticed that many residents had been making the most of the scenario to scoop diesel because it was spilling on the highway.

Another individuals suspected to be the homeowners of the diesel had been seen trans-loading the rest content material into one other truck with quantity plate AKD 584 XC, whereas a number of the residents had been seen preventing themselves over the content material.

When requested in the event that they weren’t scared that an explosion might happen, one of many residents, who gave his identify merely as Abdul, mentioned, “Nothing is working on this nation and individuals are hungry and there’s no cash. An explosion is not going to happen.

“I’ve scooped one bowl of diesel and I’m right here to take one other one. The incident occurred round 6pm. The driving force needed to drive up the highway, however the truck rolled again and because it was falling, we made an try and put a breaker on the tyres however the car climbed it.”

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Emergency responders on the scene included officers of the Isheri station of the Ogun State Fireplace Service and police personnel from the Warewa Division.

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