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In Lagos Tanker spills fuel in transit days after 12 die in tragic explosion

The tanker was forced to stop by LASTMA officials when the spill happened on Wednesday.

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Tanker spills fuel in Lagos


A fuel tanker spilt some of its content on the road on Moshalashi Bus stop/roundabout Ipaja area of Lagos State only days after at least 12 people were killed in an explosion that resulted from a spill by a fuel tanker.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the diesel-laden tanker broke down on the road and was dripping fuel on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

This drew the attention of LASTMA, the Lagos Neighborhood and Security Corps (LNSC), Lagos State Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency to the scene in the event of any hazard.

LASEMA disclosed that another tanker truck was on its way to the scene in preparation for the trans-loading of the diesel content of the broken down tanker which would subsequently be evacuated.

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At least 12 die in Lagos explosion

The incident comes just days after at least 12 died when a Mack tanker truck, loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), lost control of its brake and exploded on Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway after spilling its content on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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