Tragedy averted at Lagos Airport as aviation fuel tanker tumbles

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Tragedy was averted Tuesday morning in Lagos as a 33, 000 litres Jet A1 tanker with fuel tumbled at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, MMA. The incident occurred around the road close to the access gate of the airport.

Those who were present at the scene disclosed that the tanker was coming from Ikeja and heading to the international wing of the airport before the accident occurred around 10am.

Filled to capacity with Aviation fuel, the tanker with the Lagos Registration number AAA 991 XQ fell when the driver wanted to navigate at a sharp bend around the airport.

But for the quick response of the Fire Service Men of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN; Lagos State Fire Service; the Nigerian Police and other emergency response agencies, the accident would have had a disastrous consequence.

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