An unnamed woman has lost her life in a petrol tanker accident that occurred at Mile 2, Lagos.
The incident was confirmed in a statement signed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu on Friday.
LASEMA explained that the tanker with registration number KSF 260 XY loaded with 55,000 litres of PMS (Petrol) rammed into a pothole directly in front of the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in Mile 2 and fell sideways, resulting in its contents spilling out onto the road.
“An unidentified female adult who was seated beside the tanker drivers was trapped in the impact and lost her life. Her remains were pinned to dashboard from the impact of the tanker head,” LASEMA said.
The tanker driver and his assistant have reportedly fled the scene of the incident.
“The agency’s heavy-duty equipment (Crane) is enroute to the scene in order to recover the tanker together with its contents.
“Transloading of the contents is on hold until the ownership of the tanker and/or product can be determined.
“The LRU firefighters and the Lagos State Fire Service and the Nigerian Army are on standby to arrest any potential secondary incident,” LASEMA added.