Disaster averted at Lagos airport as fuel tanker spills contents after rolling over

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.”

DSP Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the Lagos Airport Police Command, who also confirmed the incident to NAN, commended the roles played by all agencies to avert the disaster.

Alabi said following the incident, the Police from Area F Command and traffic officials embarked on rerouting vehicles coming and going into the airport to ease the traffic gridlock.

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He said vehicles coming from Ikeja were directed to use the newly constructed Airport Road via Oshodi while those exiting were diverted to the MMA1 to link up with the Agege Motor Road via National.

NAN reports that as at the time of filing this report efforts were being made to tow the fallen truck away. 

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