October 4, 2023

A yet-to-be-identified driver of a petrol-laden truck has been on the run after he lost control of the vehicle around the Sunrise area of Tincan, in Lagos State, on Friday.

It was learnt that the truck upturned after the driver rammed into a pothole around 7.30 am, and the content being conveyed to a destination in the state, spilt on the road.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said no casualty was recorded, adding that emergency responders had stormed the scene to manage the situation.

He said, “The Agency has activated its response plan to the incident in which a tanker with an unknown number plate loaded with PMS lost control, rammed into a pothole and upturned.

“This incident has resulted in spillage of content. No casualties involved at the scene while the LRT, NUPENG, LASG Fire, and Nigerian Police are joint responders collaborating together to manage the scene.

“Efforts are ongoing to transload the remaining content. Operation is ongoing, however, driver of the tanker has fled the scene therefore making it difficult to locate the owners.

“Officials of NUPENG are doing everything within their purview to facilitate the transloading. However, the team and other responders are firmly on the ground to curtail any secondary incident.”

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