Residents flee as another petrol tanker falls in Onitsha
It was pandemonium yesterday in the bursting commercial centre of Onitsha, Anambra State when residents took to their heels to escape a possible explosion immediately a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell into a ditch along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway by Chipex Filling Station, spilling its content.
Lagos government tasks traffic officers to curb tankers, trailers’ menace
Lagos State Government has called on traffic officers to come up with ideas to curtail the menace of tankers and trailers on the roads, especially as accidents resulting from unruly acts of articulated vehicles are on in the increase.
Experts worried over tanker fire accidents on Nigerian roads
The Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON), has expressed concern over the rising incidence of petroleum products (liquid and gas) trucks explosions on the roads and implored the Federal Government to initiate far-reaching measures to stem the menace.
Less than 48 hours, another petrol tanker fire hits Onitsha
About 48 hours after the petrol tanker accident resulted in a fire disaster at Upper Iweka and Ochanja areas of Onitsha, another petrol tanker caused yet more damage early on Friday morning in Onitsha.
Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 57
Fifty-seven people perished in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the capital Dar Es Salaam, police said. The disaster took place near the town of Morogoro, with police saying the blaze may have been sparked by a cigarette as people rushed to collect leaking fuel from the stricken truck.
Bello orders dismantling of check points, as tanker drivers block road
Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, on Thursday ordered immediate dismantling of all security check points in the state, following four hours blockade of Minna-Suleja highway by protesting tanker drivers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tanker drivers blocked the highway in protest over alleged high handedness of security personnel at the check…
Benue conducts mass burial for explosion victims as death toll rises to 48
The Benue State government has said it will conduct mass burial for persons who were burnt beyond recognition in the petrol tanker fire explosion that occurred at Ahumbe in Gwer East local government area of the state on Monday evening. Deputy governor of the state, Benson Abounu, who made the disclosure yesterday during a visit…
Chaos as fuel tanker spills content in Lagos
A tanker laden with Petroleum Metric Spirit (PMS) has spilled its content near Alapere Housing estate, Ketu, Lagos. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday caused panic and pandemonium in the area as commuters tried to avoid any disaster in the event of an explosion. The incident has triggered traffic situation along…
Many feared killed, vehicles razed as petrol tanker explodes in Lagos
A truck loaded with 33,000 litres of petroleum product fell on Wednesday morning at Barracks Bus Stop, along the Mile 2/Badagry Expressway, Ojo, Lagos, spilling its content on the ground and triggering wildfire.] A yet to be ascertained number of persons, according to unconfirmed reports died in the unfortunate incident while scores of vehicles got…
Tanker explosion razes churches, hotel, others
Tears flowed freely yesterday, some in anguish of their loss and others, for being lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a tanker explosion. It was a horrible tale as victims and property owners recounted their losses after a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, ran into a flour garden…
Tanker, truck drivers defy order to vacate Apapa-Oshodi road
A day after Lagos State Government announced it would be evacuating articulated vehicles that have turned the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway to a parking lot, it is still business as usual as trucks and tankers are still parked on the expressway from the port to Cele Bus-stop as at yesterday night, occupying both the express and service…
Tanker Hazard: Lagos Assembly mulls review of traffic law
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday said it would review the Lagos State Traffic Law, following the June 28 tanker explosion which claimed lives in the state. This move followed a motion moved by 14 lawmakers headed by the Majority Leader, Mr Sanai Agunbiade, on the floor of the House on the incident…