Danger Averted as Tanker Falls in VI
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says the combined efforts of the Sharks (Lekki) Response Squad alongside the Bravo Team (Paramedics) of LASEMA, LASTMA, LASG FIRE, FED FIRE, LCC and Nigeria Police worked together for a swift recovery and aversion of further danger following the tanker incident at Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue on Friday.
According to LASEMA Director General/CEO Damilola Oke-Osanyitolu, on getting to the scene of the incident, a white coloured unbranded tanker with registration number KRD-280XN laden 33,000 litres of AGO (diesel) was found to have fallen on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
The single casualty recorded- a 32-year-old male who was the driver- has been taken to the hospital by the LASEMA Paramedic team with suspected internal injuries.
Further investigation revealed that one of its tyres burst while in motion, resulting in the vehicle running over the highway median while the tanker compartment detached and flipped over, finally resting on its head.
Two compartments of 11.000 litres each had already discharged their contents on the road while the last 11,000 litres compartment remained intact.
The road was cordoned off on both sides of the highway and a diversion created to ease movement of traffic.
The LASEMA Chief also confirmed that the road is being prepared for reopening.