Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) tanker loaded with 45,000 liters of petroleum products on Monday fell on Akute-Alagbole bridge in Ogun state, spilling its content on the road.
National Sportslink gathered that the incident which happened at about 6;30pm around the state boundary sent fear down the spines of commuters, as they hurriedly made U-turns to avert any disaster in the event of an explosion.
The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement that the tanker belonged to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
He stated that the driver of the truck was ascending a hill when the truck rolled back and fell, spilling its content on the road, thereby posing threat to lives and property in the area.
He, however, said emergency responders were on top of the situation.
He said, “On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a tanker with an unknown registration number belonging to NNPC fully loaded with Forty-Five Thousand (45000) liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell off the road and rolled back when trying to ascend a hill along the corridor.
“This resulted in the contents spilling off around the neighbourhood and its environs, posing a serious threat to lives and property in the vicinity.
“The Ogun State Fire Service, Nigeria Police and LASEMA Response Team are all responders at the scene with LASEMA heavy-duty equipment working to secure the vehicle and the entire incident scene.
“No injuries nor fatalities were recorded at the scene.”