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Tragedy averted as tanker laden with PMS overturns in Ogun

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Tragedy was averted on Saturday as a tanker, laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) overturned at Lombardy Area, Oju-Ore, in Ogun.

The Sango-Ota Unit Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Akeem Ganiyu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Sango-Ota.

Ganiyu said the incident occurred at about 6.45 p.m.

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The truck was trying to avoid a bad portion of the road when it suddenly overturned and started spilling its content.

“The mishaps that will have befallen the people of Lombardy area, near Oju-Ore and its environs, was averted by the personnel of state Fire Services, FRSC, TRACE and the Nigerian Police,’’ he said.

NAN reports that the truck, with no registration number, was inbound Oju-Ore area when the incident happened.

Ganiyu advised truck owners to always put safety verve on their vehicles to avoid unnecessary tragedy.

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