Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, LASTMA chase away residents scooping fuel from fallen tanker

To prevent a possible explosion, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have reportedly chased away residents of a Lagos community who were scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the neighborhood.

A fuel-laden tanker fell at the Obadeyi bus stop near Meiran on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos, on Thursday morning. The tanker with number plate JJJ 596 XX, fell around 6:10 am and had its contents spreading on the expressway.

LASTMA personnel immediately called the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, including the Lasema Response Unit (LRU), and immediately secured the environment against area boys and other members of the public who had started scooping diesel with buckets/jerry cans.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the falling tanker fully loaded with diesel was coming from Abule-Egba going to Ijaiye before the driver lost control due to a brake failure at Obadeyi.

Traffic Officer Ajalekoko Bolade (Bravo 19, Abule-Egba), who led LASTMA rescue operations to the scene, confirmed that the driver of the tanker ran away immediately after the incident.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service received a distress call at 06:50 am and, on arrival, discovered a 45,000 Diesel tanker upturned and split its contents on the road.

The content was being ameliorated by the Agege Fire Station with the application of copious chemical foam compounds from resulting in a secondary incident.

Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, LASTMA chase away residents scooping fuel from fallen tanker

To prevent a possible explosion, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have reportedly chased away residents of a Lagos community who were scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in the neighborhood.

Fuel-laden tanker falls in Lagos, LASTMA and fire service avert explosion

A fuel-laden tanker fell at the Obadeyi bus stop near Meiran on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Lagos, on Thursday morning.

The tanker with number plate JJJ 596 XX, fell around 6:10 am and had its contents spreading on the expressway.

LASTMA and fire service secure the scene

LASTMA personnel immediately called the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, including the Lasema Response Unit (LRU), and immediately secured the environment against area boys and other members of the public who had started scooping diesel with buckets/jerry cans.

Tanker driver loses control due to brake failure

Preliminary investigations revealed that the falling tanker fully loaded with diesel was coming from Abule-Egba going to Ijaiye before the driver lost control due to a brake failure at Obadeyi.

Tanker driver runs away

Traffic Officer Ajalekoko Bolade (Bravo 19, Abule-Egba), who led LASTMA rescue operations to the scene, confirmed that the driver of the tanker ran away immediately after the incident.

Fire service averts explosion

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service received a distress call at 06:50 am and, on arrival, discovered a 45,000 Diesel tanker upturned and split its contents on the road. The content was being ameliorated by the Agege Fire Station with the application of copious chemical foam compounds from resulting in a secondary incident.

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