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Tragedy averted as petrol tanker spills content in Igbogbo Community

Tragedy almost struck in a residential area in Igbogbo axis of Ikorodu community in the early hours of this morning after a petrol tanker spilled its content in the area.

The unfortunate incident occurred at Odofin Street, Igbogbo, so early in the morning when residents were still in their homes while a few others make plans to leave for their respective work places.

According to Mr. Abiona who spoke to InsideMainland, he was informed of the incident by a cleric in his mosque before he alerted other residents.

In his words, “I live in the street opposite Odofin Street. I didn’t know of what happened until when I got to the mosque around 5:00am to offer my ‘fajr’ prayers. It was Alfa who told that the area had been cordoned off because rescue officers were trying to keep residents safe and also prevent a possible explosion.”

Meanwhile, the emergency response unit of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said it was “quick to the rescue as the officers towed the tanker to a safer place.”

Presently, the area is under the watch of rescue officers who are monitoring the place in order to prevent any occurrence that could lead to loss of lives and properties.



Idris Aina
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