Fuel-Laden Tanker Overturns in Lagos: Residents Rush to Scoop Fuel

In Lagos, Nigeria, a fuel-laden tanker overturned at the Ojuelegba area, causing a potentially dangerous situation for residents.

Despite the risks involved, many people were seen gathering around the scene with different sizes of containers to scoop fuel from the spill.

According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), the accident occurred on February 24, 2024, and no casualties were reported.

Emergency authorities and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were promptly informed, and efforts were made to clear the area and evacuate the tanker.

LASTMA officials were on the scene, managing the situation and ensuring that the evacuation process was carried out safely and efficiently.

The agency also shared a video of the incident on its X account, showing the large crowd of Lagos residents attempting to collect the spilled fuel.

As of this time, there is no report on whether the vessel has been successfully moved or not.

The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to safety protocols and exercising caution in situations involving potentially hazardous materials.

The fuel tanker accident in Lagos highlights the need for swift action by emergency services and the importance of public safety.

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