Fuel tanker catches fire in Dei­dei

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Nafisat Aduni Musa

A fuel tanker con­vey­ing Pre­mium Mo­tor Spirit (PMS) on Tues­day evening caught fire at Dei­dei while on its way to Zuba.

The FCT Sec­tor Com­man­der of the Fed­eral Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Ayuba Wobin, who spoke with our re­porter on phone, said there was no ca­su­alty in the in­ci­dent.

He said Fire Ser­vice and FRSC of­fi­cer was mo­bilised to the area to put out the fire and di­rect traf­fic.

“There was no ca­su­alty, the driver and two of his as­sis­tants came out of the ve­hi­cle un­hurt. And our of­fi­cer and fire fighters en­sured that the fire did not af­fect other mo­torists,” he said.

Our re­porter, who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent, said the tanker which ex­ploded, at about 6:10 PM, was in mo­tion but the driver ma­noeu­vred and parked it at the park­way be­fore get­ting out.

An­other wit­ness, Mal­lam Ibrahim, said a mo­tor­cy­clist was lucky to es­cape the in­ferno. Ac­cord­ing to him, the mo­tor­cy­clist was over­tak­ing the tanker when it caught fire.

“When the mo­tor­cy­clist was about over­tak­ing the tanker, it caught fire and the driver, in his wis­dom, quickly moved it to the ser­vice lane, away from the okada rider, and that was how he es­caped the fire,” he said.

He also said the driver did his best to en­sure that other road users were not af­fected by the fire.

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