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UPDATED: Tanker accident kills one in Lagos

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UPDATED: Tanker accident kills one in Lagos

By Bose Adelaja

A female adult has reportedly died, in Mile 2 area of Lagos, Friday, following a lone accident involving a tanker.

The incident occurred at about 5.30am, inward the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks.

The tanker with number plate KSF 260 XY, was laden with 55,000 litres of premium motor spirit as at the time of the incident.

The tanker driver was in the company of his Motor Boy and an unidentified female adult when they were caught up in the incident.

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The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has since confirmed the incident.

The tanker was said to have slipped into a pothole directly in front of the Signal Barracks and fell sideways, thereby spilling its contents

On noticing the incident, both the driver and his Motor Boy were said to have fled the scene.

It was gathered that the driver and Motor Boy were lucky to have escaped unhurt but the female adult who was seated beside the driver was trapped to death.

Her remains were pinned to dashboard from the impact of the tanker head.

LASEMA boss said the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment (Crane) was en-route to the scene in order to recover the tanker together with its contents.

As at the time of this report, the contents were on hold pending the time the ownership of the tanker and/or product will be determined.

Also, blanketing of the scene has taken place just as emergency responders were on ground to forestall exigencies

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