Lagos Emergency Response Success

Lagos Emergency Response Success

Today, a petrol tanker toppled near Stadium Bridge, Surulere, Lagos, but quick response by emergency teams averted a catastrophic fire.

Adebayo Taofiq, LASEMA’s PR Officer, revealed the incident in a statement, attributing it to a tanker brake failure.

Taofiq’s statement applauds emergency responders for preventing a potential disaster on Stadium Bridge, as stated: “Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and other responders averted a petroleum fire explosion incident today.”

Promptly, LASEMA Response Unit and Lagos State Fire Rescue Services prevented a potential massive fireball, averting a larger tragedy.

The tanker driver, Sefiyu Adamu, was arrested at the scene and handed to the police for a thorough investigation into the brake failure and related factors.

Adebayo Taofiq stressed the importance of prompt emergency response, and Traffic Officer Olukoga Olajide confirmed the arrest of the tanker driver Sefiyu Adamu for further investigation.

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This incident highlights the dangers of petrol-loaded tankers on Lagos roads. Therefore, the government had restricted their use of certain bridges to enhance safety.

Emergency responders’ prompt actions in Lagos prevented a potential disaster.consequently, this underscores the need for ongoing safety measures, investigation, and prevention of similar incidents.

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