Even though the year is just beginning, fresh reports confirm that LASEMA is already getting emergency calls about fallen tanker accidents in Lagos. A recent press report claims that the LASEMA’s swift response helped to avert a potential tragedy a few days ago when a petrol-laden tanker fell and spilt its content on a busy road at Ojudu area of Lagos. The affected tanker was reportedly carrying PMS (Premium Motor Spirit) of about 50,000 litres when the incident occurred along a road under the Ogudu bridge inward of Alapere.
Just a few days into the new year, LASEMA has helped to avert a potential fire accident after a fuel-laden tanker fell and spilt petrol on a Lagos road
According to News report, one of the compartments of the fallen tanker had serious leakage which caused petrol fuel to be spilt on the road as the time LASEMA arrived at the incident scene. Personnel of the agency had to quickly repair the leaking compartment and also neutralize the spilt petrol on the road to avoid possible fire outbreak. This swift response reportedly helped LASEMA to recover the tanker from the busy road to a safe layby where it was no longer a threat to residents.
See the petrol tanker that recently fell down and spilt its content on the road under Ogudu bridge inward of Alapere in Lagos
Apart from averting a potential fire disaster, the quick response of LASEMA helped to effectively resolve the traffic gridlock that was already building up on the affected road since the tanker fell down. News report claim that personnel of RRS, LNSC and LASTMA also joined hands with LASEMA officials in clearing the incident scene and restoring the free flow of traffic on the affected road. All thanks to LASEMA officials for quickly responding to this fallen tanker emergency and averting a possible repeat of the recent fuel tanker fire incident that occurred on Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
Below is a press report video that shows the moment a horrifying fire broke out when a fallen petrol tanker exploded on Oshodi-Apapa expressway a few weeks ago.
FUEL TANKER FIRE ON APAPA/OSHODI EXPRESSWAY IN LAGOS