Fuel Tanker Disaster Averted in River State



Yet another fuel tanker disaster  has been averted in Rivers State.A statement by Yushau Shuaib,head of public relations of  the National Emergency agency (NEMA)  said the agency  mobilized Fire service, police and army to avert disaster in Rivers state when a fuel tanker loaded  with PMS fell and spilled its content around 1am last at the popular Igwuruta Round-About where a similar disaster occurred in April this year during which were lost.

The promptness of rescuers who arrived the scene immediately after receiving the distress call saved the area  being engulfed  in unimaginable inferno that could occurred at that dead hour of the when many residents were asleep,Shuaib said.

The Zonal Information of NEMA, Roberts Ekemini who was ground for rescue confirmed that: “Though no life was lost the rescuers and agencies had hectic time this morning preventing scooping fuel as many of them actually came with containers and keg to get free petrol.”

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