CORPS Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Lagos Sector Command, has advised tanker drivers to always be conscious of safety before and after loading before hitting the road.
Ogungbemide, the FRSC sector commander, made the plea at the scene of the LPG tanker explosion that occurred on Thursday night June 17, at 1050pm along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.
He stated this during the recovery exercise at the accident scene where FRSC was part of the first responders at the scene of the tanker explosion.
He urged vehicles owner who convey highly inflammable products to always endeavour to maintain their vehicles with minimum safety standards like fixing of safety valves and have other necessary safety devices.
The sector commander commiserated with the families of the deceased and also sympathise with those who lost their properties and wished the injured quick recovery.
He said that the LPG tanker explosion affected the Ogun State Property Investment Company, OPIC, plaza beside Sheraton Hotels & Towers and 24 other vehicles around the scene of the incident.
Ogungbemide said: “A total of sixteen (16) people were involved with Thirteen people injured comprising nine male adult, four female adults.
“The fire was put out at about 12:30am Friday with a combined efforts of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, NEMA. While FRSC rescue team and men of Nigeria Police provided traffic control and security during the recovery process.
“Three male adult bodies were recovered earlier today around the generator house of the plaza.”
He reiterated that in case of any emergency motorists should endeavour to dial FRSC Toll free line 122 and Lagos State Emergency Toll free numbers 112/767.
– June 18, 2021 @ 13:08 GMT |