Early on Saturday morning, a gas tanker spill caused alarm among locals and drivers on Ikorodu Road near Stadium Road in the Surulere neighborhood of Lagos State.
According to Gistlover, panic in the region caused traffic jam as drivers and locals scurried for cover while first responders cordoned off the gas truck that was leaking.
According to a witness, the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) leak began at 9 a.m. when the tanker’s driver encountered a mechanical issue and the tank began to leak.
Men from the fire department could be seen dampening the area to stop any potential fire outbreak as they rushed to diffuse the tension.
Videos going viral showed rescuers attempting to remove the gas that was seeping.
Confirming the incident, Director, Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said the situation was under control as the area had been cordoned off by rescue team.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, urged residents to be calm as the situation posed no threat due to ongoing rescue operation.
According to Oke-Osanyitolu, “There is currently road closure from Stadium to Ojuelegba (on both sides).
“A truck carrying gas had an accident and gas started leaking.
“The vehicle was stopped around Stadium Hotel Bus Stop, along the Funsho Williams Avenue (Western Avenue).
“The Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Federal Fire Service, Police, LASEMA, LASTMA are currently on site doing the needful for proper safety of the entire community, road users and Lagosians at large.”