A horrific accident which involved a tanker has claimed the life of a woman in Lagos.
The tanker accident occured at about 5:30am on Friday, August 7, near the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks, Mile 2 in Lagos State.
The tanker was carrying about 55,000 litres of premium motor spirit.
Recovery of the tanker is still ongoing and this has caused heavy traffic.
Nosa Okunbor, spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency who arrived the scene confirmed the incident on Friday.
He explained that the tanker rammed into a pothole directly in front of the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in the area and fell sideways, resulting in its contents spilling out onto the road.
The unidentified female was said to have been sitting right beside the tanker driver where she got trapped by the impact of the accident and lost her life.
This was his statement:
“LASEMA Response Team is at Mile 2, inward the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in recovery operation of a fully-loaded Oil Tanker conveying 55,000 litres of petrol involved in a lone accident which killed a female adult.
He also added that emergency responders are at the scene of the incident to help assist the evacuation of the damaged trailer.