Onipanu Road barricaded as petrol tanker falls in Lagos

Onipanu Road barricaded as petrol tanker falls in Lagos

An unusual fear grip the dwellers in Ikorodu area of Lagos as a petrol tanker bearing petroleum product fell and spilled its content on the road.

The tanker, which fell at the bus stop, is filled up with fuel as vehicles are directed to take the service lane.

This was disclosed by a Twitter user identified as Daniel Onoriode, saying, “a Petrol Tanker just fell at Onipanu Bus stop. From the information I gathered, the tanker is filled up with Fuel.

“The road has been barricaded and vehicles are directed to take the service lane”.

A Petrol Tanker just fell at Onipanu Bus stop. From the information I gathered, the tanker is filled up with Fuel. The road has been barricaded and vehicles are directed to take the service lane
Earlier, The Herald reported that a tanker loaded with premium motor spirit popularly called fuel exploded inside a mechanic village in Amawbia, Awka South local government area of Anambra state.The explosion, according to eye witnesses, happened at about 2.45pm on the Amawbia bypass by Enugu – Onitsha Expressway, Awka on Tuesday.One the eye witnesses said: “But you know the place is a kind of cluster of mechanic workshops. So, your guess is as good as mine,”he said. Police spokesman in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a chat with our correspondent.

“A tanker has just exploded inside a mechanic workshop at Amawbia bypass, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway Awka. The fire is still ragging.

“It is highly advisable you alert residents in the area to steer clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster.

“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has visited the scene and police patrol teams have cordoned-off the area. Fire Service department was equally contacted.”

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