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Breaking: Disaster averted as oil tanker spills oil on road

Emergency response team in the early hours of today, Saturday, averted possible fire explosion as another tanker loaded with 33, 000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, fell on the Otedola Bridge, along Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident happened at 4.45 am when the tanker on Otedola Bridge, inward Capital Oil Filling Station, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, suddenly fell on the road as a result of over speeding by the driver.

However, the prompt intervention by first responders, Lagos Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, prevented an occurrence of fire disaster, the situation would have resulted into inferno as the PMS, popularly called petrol filled tanker split its content on the road.

Eyewitnesses disclosed that the situation led into heavy traffic build along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway and motorists advised to apply alternative routes.

Director-General LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu who confirmed the incident said, the situation has been put under control and no cause for the alarm at press time.

Meanwhile, the road has been cordoned off for seamless rescue operations to be carried out as well as to prevent possible outbreak of fire disaster as motorists have been diverted to alternative routes to ease off resultant traffic build up and continue with their journey.