A petrol-laden tanker upturned around Sunrise, Tincan area of Lagos on Friday, Christmas Day.
The driver of the truck was said to have lost control of the vehicle around 7:30am after running into a pothole.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu, Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said no casualty was recorded, adding that emergency services are working on the site of the accident.
“The Agency has activated its response plan to the incident in which a tanker with an unknown number plate loaded with PMS lost control, rammed into a pothole and upturned,” he said.
“This incident has resulted in spillage of content. No casualties involved at the scene while the LRT, NUPENG, LASG Fire, and Nigerian Police are joint responders collaborating together to manage the scene.
“Efforts are ongoing to transload the remaining content. Operation is ongoing, however, driver of the tanker has fled the scene therefore making it difficult to locate the owners.
“Officials of NUPENG are doing everything within their purview to facilitate the transloading. However, the team and other responders are firmly on the ground to curtail any secondary incident.”
The driver of the tanker reportedly fled after the accident.