NEMA advises residents as another tanker crashes, spills content in Lagos


By Salomon Asowata

An oil tanker carrying 45,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) crashed on Saturday, dumping its contents on Community Road, Ijegun-Imore near Navy Town, Lagos, causing panic among residents.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zone Coordinator, South West Zone Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reports that the incident occurred just 48 hours after a truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, killing five people and injuring 11 others.

No less than 25 vehicles were also destroyed in the explosion, which damaged part of the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza, home to several business entities.

Farinloye advised residents of Ijegun-Imore to avoid approaching the scene of the incident.

He said the area had been cordoned off by emergency response agencies and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) of Abule Ado to prevent any fire.

According to him, five trucks are also on standby until normalcy is restored. (NAA)