…Fears As Tanker Laden With Petroleum Product Overturns, Spill Content
The general public has once again been alerted of accidents at Otedola Bridge, involving multiple vehicular collisions and overturning of a tanker.
Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, PS Lagos State Emergency Management Agency broke the information in a release, but said the situation was under control.
He said, “Upon arrival of the Agency’s tiger team at the incident scene, it was observed that a multiple accident involving a tanker with unknown registration number conveying about 45 thousands litres of petrol and 4 vehicles had occurred.
“A joint team of Lagos State Fire Service, Agency fire team, Nigeria Police worked to manage the flames and the resultant traffic backlogs using chemical foam.
“The other affected cars were recovered by the Agency’s light duty equipment.
“The entire area has been blanketed with chemical retardant to prevent secondary incidents.
” Members of the public are to refrain from illegal scooping of product to prevent any additional outbreak and to avoid igniting naked flame or fire.
“The operation has been concluded and the carriageway is open for traffic. No further updates”.