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Petrol tanker loses balance, spills content at Lagos Airport




A petrol tanker conveying Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, lost its balance and spilled its contents around the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

This happened on Saturday according to NAN who claim the incident occured at about 10 am. The petrol tanker was said to have lost balance and spilled its content on the major road leading to the nation’s busiest airport, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Petrol tanker loses balance, spills content at Lagos Airport

The incident caused heavy vehicular traffic around the airport and its environs for several hours.

A reliable source from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Fire Service Department, told NAN that the disaster was averted by the prompt action taken by both FAAN fire fighters and the Lagos State Fire Fighters.

He said: “The truck lost balance and spilled its content very close to the Airport Garage, which is the road leading to the airport from Ikeja.

“Fire fighters responded quickly and diluted the contents with a ” foam blanket”, to prevent any fire outbreak.

“Also, some officers were quickly deployed to the nearby FAAN residential quarters to monitor the situation.”

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