The 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.
According to a statement from the office of Lagos Frsc public education officer, Olabisi Sonusi, FRSC Sector Commander Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide made the plea at the scene of the LPG tanker explosion that occurred on Thursday night 17th June 2021 at 1050pm along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.
Ogungbemide, in the company of Managing Director/CEO LASEMA during the recovery exercise, said that FRSC was part of the first responders at the scene of the tanker explosion.
The FRSC boss urged that vehicles owner who convene highly inflammable products should always endeavor to maintain their vehicles with minimum safety standards like fixing of safety valves and other necessary safety devices.
The sector commander commiserated with the families of the deceased and also sympathize 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 9 male adults, 4 Female Adults.
“The fire was put out at about 1230am Friday with a combined effort of LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service, NEMA. While the 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 endeavor to dial FRSC Toll-free line 122 and Lagos State Emergency Toll-free numbers 112/767.