A tanker fully loaded with about 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS) exploded immediately after crashing at Banire/Ejigbadero Busstop, Egbeda, Lagos.
This information was contained in a statement from the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) headquarters in Abuja signed by Manzo Ezekiel, Head Media and Public Relations.
NEMA said that the incident occurred at about 20 minutes past midnight (0020) involving a tanker which was reported to have loaded at Abuke Ado, in Lagos.
The tanker with no registration number is still half filled with PMS and stranded across the major highway. No life was lost or property destroyed.
The Police Disaster Management Unit and Gowon Estate Police Station have apprehended the driver of the truck.
The National Emergency Management Agency immediately responded to the distress alert and quickly acted.
Presently, efforts are on to decan and transload the volatile content to another tanker before the road can be reopened for traffic.
Also at the scene of the incident are the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit, Police DMU and the Gowon Estate Police Division.