An early morning fire outbreak erupted when a tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had a headlong collision with another tanker belonging to the Dangote Group at Akin Adesola intersection, Lagos Island.
According to the official handle of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) on Twitter, the road was closed and traffic diverted in order to forestall further accidents.
“Please note that there is an incident involving a Dangote truck and PMS laden truck. They rammed into each other before Km 0 (Akin Adesola intersection) coming from Bonny camp. The Pms is spilled on the road. The road has been closed and traffic has been diverted atm.
“All relevant agencies are at the site. Fire service is on ground flushing the spilled PMS in the drain atm. From reports, the PMS is no longer leaking but we will confirm again. Traffic from Bonny Camp on the eastbound has been diverted into Kofo Abayomi through Akin Adesola.
“Motorists are advised to use alternative routes,” LCC tweeted.
The situation was brought under control by emergency service operatives at the scene of the accident who flushed the leaking fuel into the drain.
Men from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and Fire Service were making efforts to put out the fire.