UPDATED: Drivers flee as petrol tanker kills one in Lagos

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A yet-to-be-identified woman lost her life on Friday when a tanker crashed around the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State.

The tanker driver was said to be conveying 55,000 litres of petrol to a destination in the state when he rammed into a pothole around 12.30 am and lost control of the vehicle in the process.

It was learnt that the tanker fell to the ground and trapped the female victim. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the driver and his assistant fled from the scene of the crash, adding that the impact of the accident killed the female victim.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “Upon the arrival of LASEMA Response Team at the scene, it was discovered that a tanker with number plate KSF 260 XY loaded with 55,000 litres of petrol, rammed into a pothole directly in front of the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in Mile Two and fell sideways, resulting in its contents spilling out onto the road.

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