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One feared dead as tanker falls in Lagos

Jan 15, 2023

One person is feared dead after a diesel-laden tanker fell on a stationary towing van at Otto Wharf, along Apapa – Oshodi Expressway, Mile 2, Lagos.

 

The accident, which happened in the early hours of today, Jan. 15, also left another person injured, the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margret Adeseye, said.

 

Adeseye said it occurred as a result of the barriers introduced by toll collectors in the community.

 

She said, “The incident, which was reported at 4am, Sunday wee hours, had a 45,000 litres tanker heading towards Oshodi from Apapa where it loaded diesel to full capacity before it was reported to have fallen on a stationed towing van while on motion, negotiating its way out of barriers introduced by nefarious toll collectors.

 

“The resultant accident was mitigated by the Sari-Iganmu Fire Crew of the agency from resulting in a fire incident,” adding “two male adults were involved as one was rescued alive with injuries (and taken) to the hospital, and the other victim recovered was suspected dead.”

 

She added that the remains of the tanker and the towing van had been evacuated.