Fear as petrol tanker spills content at Niger bridge

Fear as petrol tanker spills content at Niger bridge

- What could have turned out to be a large-scale disaster along the Niger bridge was averted on Wednesday, May 6

- A petrol tanker hit the railing of the bridge causing damage to the container thereby spilling its content

- However, the FRSC in the state said that the situation has been contained on the bridge

Amid the lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, a petrol tanker on Wednesday, May 6, spilt its contents at the River Niger bridge, Onitsha Anambra state.

According to The Nation, the vehicle hit the edge rail of the bridge when it attempted to make a U-turn.

Confirming the incident, Pascal Anigbo, the state sector public education officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said that operatives of his team are already on the bridge controlling traffic while men of the state's fire service are on their way to the scene.

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Anigbo said: “A petrol tanker has just hit the edge rail while attempting to make a U-turn on the River Niger bridge.

“Fuel from the tanker is spilling furiously. The Fire Service has been contacted and they are on their way to the scene. FRSC operatives are currently controlling traffic.''

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Federal Fire Service (FFS) said it had successfully extinguished the fire outbreak at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).

Legit.ng reported that the FFS's public relation’s office in a post on its official Facebook page showed the building and its officials as well as their fire fighting trucks in current pictures.

It was earlier reported that the office of the accountant-general of the federation was up in flames.

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The building tagged “Treasury House” was located beside the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command in the Garki area of Abuja, the nation's capital.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known even as workers are currently at home observing the lockdown directive.

A combined team of men of the federal and FCT fire services, as well as other security operatives, have to a large extent contained the fire.

It was gathered that the fire started from around the third floor, razing the building upwards including the accountant-general office and most of the important offices.

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