A tanker loaded with Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) has ended up in a ditch in Ogun state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said the incident happened on Saturday, in front of Total’s gas station, Sagamu/Ijebu-ode Expressway.
The tanker, which has no registration plate, is said to have lost control of the vehicle due to speeding; it went off the road and ended up in the ditch.
To prevent a secondary crash or possible fire, the FRSC and other law enforcement agencies have since cordoned off the area.
FRSC spokesman in Ogun state, Florence Okpe, said traffic has been diverted to a single lane.
Okpe added that firefighters are on standby to arrest the situation in an emergency.
Her words: “The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command wishes to inform the motoring public about the crash that occurred this morning, which involved a tanker with no registration number on it
“The vehicle lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed, fell into a ditch, loaded with PMS.
“Firefighters are on the ground. The scene was cordoned off for caution and to avoid a secondary crash. Traffic has been diverted to the other lane. FRSC employees are fully on site to manage the traffic situation.
“Drivers are advised to drive carefully and to work with traffic managers who are managing the situation.”
Petrol tanker falls into ditch in Ogun [PHOTO]