In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, August, 2020

Drivers Disappear From Sight As Petrol Tanker Kills One In Lagos

Drivers Disappear From Sight As Petrol Tanker Kills One In Lagos

Tanker accident

Scene of a petroleum tanker accident on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Mile 2, Lagos (Photograph: LASEMA)

In what is going to come throughout as a very surprising growth, a yet-to-be-identified lady misplaced her life on Friday when a tanker crashed across the Nigerian Military Sign Barracks within the Mile 2 space of Lagos State.

Based on The PUNCH, the tanker driver was stated to be conveying 55,000 litres of petrol to a vacation spot within the state when he rammed right into a pothole round 12.30 am and misplaced management of the car within the course of.

It was learnt that the tanker fell to the bottom and trapped the feminine sufferer.

The Director-Basic, Lagos State Emergency Administration Company, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, stated the motive force and his assistant fled from the scene of the crash, including that the influence of the accident killed the feminine sufferer.

Oke-Osanyintolu stated, “Upon the arrival of LASEMA Response Group on the scene, it was found tanker with quantity plate KSF 260 XY loaded with 55,000 litres of petrol, rammed right into a pothole straight in entrance of the Nigerian Military Sign Barracks in Mile Two and fell sideways, leading to its contents spilling out onto the street.

“Additional investigation revealed that the motive force and his assistant instantly fled the scene. An unidentified feminine grownup who was seated beside the tanker drivers was trapped within the influence and misplaced her life. Her stays had been pinned to dashboard from the influence of the accident on the tanker’s head.

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“The Company’s heavy-duty gear is en path to the scene with a view to recuperate the tanker along with its contents. Transloading of the contents is on maintain till the possession of the tanker and/or product might be decided.

“The LRU firefighters and the Lagos State Hearth Service and the Nigerian Military are on standby to stop any potential secondary incident. The operation is ongoing, additional updates will likely be communicated.”

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