Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Another petrol tanker disaster was averted on Tuesday at the traffic light axis of Nnewi, Nnewi-North local government area of Anambra state.
The ill-fated petrol tanker conveying premium motor spirit (PMS) was reported to have crashed due to speed limit violation. The disaster was averted when the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Andrew Ayodele Kumapayi, alerted the state fire service men and their prompt intervention brought the situation under control.
According to the situation report from the FRSC released by the Public Relations Officer of the corps Paschal Anigbo, “A tanker, laden with PMS but with no visible Registration Number was reported to have crashed near the traffic light, along Nnewi- Otolo Road, Nnewi, at about 8.30am today, Tuesday 28 January, 2020.
“The FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command got to the scene at 8.44am after receiving information about the crash at about 8.40am.
“The probable cause of the crash has been attributed to Speed Limit Violation (SPV).
A total of 4 persons were involved, out of which 1 female adult was injured. There was no death.
“The injured victim was rushed to St. Felix Hospital. The Fire Service and other sister agencies are fully on ground, ensuring sanity in the area.
“The Sector Commander, CC Andrew A. Kumapayi, warns motorists to approach the area with caution and calls on all road users to always use the road responsibly, to avoid future occurrence.”
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Petroleum Matters, Comrade Peter Nwosu, has enjoined the citizenry especially those resident in the area where the accident occurred not to panic but go about their lawful business because the state fire service and other government agencies were handling the situation.