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Tanker Accident: Lagos Fire Rescues One, Recovers Another (VIDEO)

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has res cued one and recovered another from a fallen Mile 2 Oil Tanker, overnight, Saturday at Otto Wharf bus stop, Apapa – Oshodi Expressway, Mile 2, Lagos.

The incident, which was reported at 04:02, Sunday wee hours, has a 45,000 Litres tanker heading towards Oshodi from Apapa where it loaded AGO also known as Diesel to full capacity before it was reported to have fallen on a stationed towing van while on motion, negotiating it’s way out of barriers introduced by nefarious tolls collector activities.

The resultant accident, which was mitigated by the Sari-Iganmu Fire Crew of the Agency from resulting in Fire outbreak and secondary incident, however left two males adults involved as one was rescued alive with varying degree of injury to the hospital and the other recovered suspected dead.

The evacuation of the remains of the tanker and towing van carried out with any atom of further danger completely averted to bring the operations to a logical conclusion.

Adeseye Margaret
Director,
Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service
January 15, 2023

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