In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 04th, September, 2020

Fireplace Explosion Averted As Diesel Tanker Spills Content material In Anambra

Fire Explosion Averted As Diesel Tanker Spills Content In Anambra

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Photograph credit score: The Nation

In line with a report by The Nation, a hearth explosion was on Friday averted in Awka, Anambra state when a completely loaded diesel tanker fell alongside the Onitsha-Enugu expressway.

The accident which occurred round 10am concerned a Mercedes Benz truck with the motive force and two passengers on board.

The Nation gathered that the truck heading to Enugu from Onitsha axis fell down on the Agu-Awka junction following lack of management.

Residents of the realm had been seen scooping the content material which unfold by way of the drainage alongside the freeway.

Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Highway Security Corps (FRSC), Andrew Kumapayi attributed the crash to over-speeding, indecision and fatigue.

He mentioned the motive force and his two conductors sustained various levels of damage and had been taken to the hospital for medical consideration.

He mentioned, “It’s fairly evident that the motive force has been occurring a pace greater than required. Moreover, it’s doable that fatigue set by which led to lack of management and the tanker fell.

“He was coming from Onitsha axis, and out of indecision, he immediately turned proper. I wish to imagine he’s coming from a far journey and didn’t relaxation. Thank God no life was misplaced. However the driver and his boys had been severely injured.

“We needed to cordon off the complete space to avert any hearth outbreak. We later opened up the street to permit free move of site visitors after the hearth service had neutralized the inflammable content material.”

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The State Fireplace Chief, Engr. Martin Agbili mentioned the fast response of his males averted what may have led to fireside explosion.

He mentioned, “At 10am, we acquired a misery name truck loaded carrying diesel fell alongside the categorical near our workplace and instantly dispatched our males to extinguish it with 5 of our hearth vehicles.

“Thank God it has not began burning earlier than our males and different sister businesses arrived as a result of the content material unfold to different locations. Moreover the variety of autos passing the categorical makes the state of affairs extra dangerous.”

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