Failed road: One dies, two injured in Lagos tanker accident

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*Miscreant engaged officers over product
The failed portion of road in Kola Bus Stop inward Sango Tollgate has led to the fallen of a fully loaded tanker on a white Hi-Ace interstate bus, registration number EPE 958 YD and a commercial Volkswagen Vanagon bus with registration number JJJ 270 YD, killing one person and leaving two injured.
The incident occurred at 4:30.p.m on Saturday but the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), concluded its operation.
The agency said in its preliminary report that the white MACK Petroleum Oil Tanker with no registration number on the two commercial buses killing an adult female in the process, while other lucky occupants of the two buses escaped unhurt.
LASEMA said the agency’s response teams were engaged in a fierce battle with the rampaging miscreants who were debarred from scooping spilt fuel.
LASEMA Permanent Secretary (PS), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, lamented that the rampaging miscreants employed all forms of tactics in attempts to distrupt the operation in a hostile environment, which included barring recovery of the commodity, before it was finally extricated and handed over to Police officers from Ojokoro Police Station.
“LASEMA coordinated the recovery operation, putting all necessary precautionary measures in place and barring all activities that could lead to an explosion of the fallen oil tanker that was leaking PMS, through sparks and ignition of the spilt PMS.
“The agency deployed it’s heavy duty sophisticated equipment “Elephant” for swift recovery of the fallen oil tanker, immediately after transloading the remaining contents, while the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services blanketed the oil tanker all through the recovery process.
“The fallen oil tanker has been recovered successfully.
The salvaged contents were transloaded into two 20,000 litre oil tankers and safely driven off the incident scene.
The entire area has been well blanketed by LASG Fire and Rescue Services to ensure safety.
The Agency’s LRT conducted a post recovery assessment to confirm total safety of residents and road users in the axis.
“All secondary incidents was averted and the road has been fully re-opened to the public for vehicular activities.

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