Recovered oil-spilling tanker at Ogudu under bridge

In a just concluded operation by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the Agency has recovered an oil spilling Iveco truck with registration number LSD 155XT, loaded to capacity with 50,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Ogudu under bridge inward Alapere.

In a just concluded operation by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the Agency has recovered an oil spilling Iveco truck with registration number LSD 155XT, loaded to capacity with 50,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Ogudu under bridge inward Alapere.

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The recovered tanker had a leakage in one of its compartments which resulted in oil spillage on the road. The quick recovery of the oil tanker was made possible when the leaking compartment was repaired and the spillage was effectively stopped, enabling the truck to be recovered safely off the road to a lay by.

The timely recovery effectively dismantled the existing traffic gridlock which had been managed by the control mechanism put in place with diversion of traffic away from the hotspot by combined efforts of LASTMA, LNSC and RRS.

DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu stated that the quick intervention of the agency’s Tiger unit and LASG Fire Service on ground prevented ignition of fire as a result of the spillage with effective blanketing.

He advised residents to exercise extreme caution due to the highly flammable nature of the product, while encouraging motorists to use alternative routes where possible.

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