Thursday, 30 July 2015

Tragedy Averted As Aviation Fuel Tanker Tumbles At Lagos Airport


Fuel-Tanker-Fire

According to leadership newspaper today,a 33,000-litre aviation fuel tanker delivering content to the international wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport yesterday tumbled near the airport’s access gate.
According to eyewitness reports, the tanker with the Lagos registration number AAA 991 XQ, which was filled to the brim with JET A1, fell when the driver wanted to navigate the sharp bend around the airport.
The tanker was coming from Ikeja and was going to the international wing of the airport before the accident occurred around 10am.
Tragedy was, however, averted due to the quick response of the Fire Service men of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Lagos State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police and other emergency response agencies.
Our correspondent observed that all the contents of the tanker were spilled on the ground, which would have caused disaster without the timely intervention of the emergency and rescue teams.
An eyewitness claimed that immediately the tanker fell, the driver was stuck in it for a while, as motorists immediately scampered for safety thinking that the content spilled on both sides of the road was Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which is highly inflammable.

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