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One Dead in Lagos Gas Tanker Accident

A tanker accident occurred in the Fadeyo Area of Lagos in the early hours today. The Lagos State Emergency Agency informed the media that the accident crushed Sanusi Moruff, a 28-year-old man.

LASEMA noted in a series of tweets that it had tried all it could to rescue the man who was trapped

LASEMA said, ‘Upon the arrival of the Cobra Squad at the scene of the accident that involved an empty tanker, Quantum Oil with registration number KTU-344XY and a loaded gas tanker with registration number JJJ-258XW, it was discovered that an adult male was trapped today, Sunday, 26th October, 2020, at Fadeyi Bus-stop.’

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‘Unfortunately, the trapped victim, Sanusi Moruff aged 28yrs lost his life. With the combined efforts of the Eagle Squad, LASAMBUS, LNSC, NSCDC and Lagos State Fire Service, he was extricated and bagged before handing over to his family members who were at the scene of the incident.’

‘However, the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment Super Metro recovered the empty tanker while the loaded gas tanker was recovered off the road with the aid of the Agency’s heavy-duty equipment, Crane and placed on a layby while the entire scene was blanketed by the men of Lagos State Fire Service.’

‘Thereafter, the road was restored for vehicular activities.’

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