Gridlock As Tanker Falls On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
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Another Tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS has fallen down this morning at Singer Area, Sango-Ota.
The tanker which was loaded with 33,000 litres of PMS led to a gridlock as motorists diverted to the other lane due to the spillage from the tanker.
This specifically happened at Owode-Iyana Ilogbo axis along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
“The tanker traveling outside Sango-Ota fell at a failed section of the road and crushed a white Hyundai delivery van, which was by its side.”
Reports revealed further that, “The ill-fated tanker fell at a section directly in front of a Conoil filling station. But the timely arrival of security and traffic agencies to the scene save what would been a disaster, as okada riders and street urchins had besieged the scene with various sizes of kegs and other containers, ready to scoop petrol.”
According to the spokesperson of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, “The tanker fell this morning between 5:30 am and 6 am but the area had been cordoned off to avoid any form of disaster. Apart from TRACE, the Police, Federal Road Safety Corps and firefighters are on ground at the scene, to prevent people from coming to scoop petrol, which is quite dangerous.”
“Efforts are being made to remove the tanker and the Hyundai van from the scene.”