A 35,000 litres tanker belonging to Conoil PLC accidentally fell by its side while on motion and hit a Saloon Gulf Car with registration KRD 810 EA with two occupants on board.
Location is outward Stadium Bus Stop, Western Avenue, Surulere, Lagos.
Adeseye Margaret, Director Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said the Ilupeju Fire Crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently applying chemical foam compound to neutralise the potency of the fuel from causing secondary accidents.
This was after salvaging two lives from the car involved in the accident while the tanker driver and assistance escaped unhurt.
The stretch of the Western Avenue between Barracks and Stadium Bus Stops has been condoned and traffic diverted to alternative routes.
Attending the incident are the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the Nigerian Police Force, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Transport Management Authority and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
Swifteradio.com gathered that the cause cannot be determined prematurely until an ongoing investigation is concluded.
The evacuation of the remains of the tanker and it’s contents and car have been concluded in a bid to restore the road to normalcy and declare it open.
Two adults, a male and female rescued alive with minor injuries and were attended to at General Hospital, Randle, Surulere.