Tanker crashes as Lagos driver loses control

A yet – to – be- identified driver conveying Automotive Gas Oil, also known as diesel, to a destination in the state lost control of the vehicle and crashed around the New Road bus stop in Apapa , Lagos .

Confirming the incident , the Director – General , Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Olufemi Oke -Osanyintolu , said the suspected cause of the accident was brake failure.

He added that emergency responders , including the LASEMA response team and officials of the state fire service, were on ground to salvage the situation.

Oke – Osanyintolu said the accident led to a temporary gridlock , adding that normal activities resumed on the road after a heavy – duty equipment was deployed in the area to recover the fallen truck.

He said , “ Distress calls were received concerning the incident and upon arrival , it was confirmed that a truck loaded with AGO had fallen due to suspected brake failure.

“ This resulted in the obstruction of free vehicular activities along the corridor .

A multi stakeholder team comprising the Agency ’ s responders , LRU Firefighters , Lagos State Fire Service , LASTMA , LSNC and the Nigerian Police worked together to evacuate the impediment off the road .

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“ The Agency’ s heavy duty equipment was used for recovery , while the area has been blanketed to prevent any secondary incident . Operation concluded with no loss of life or injury . ”

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