Petroleum tanker accident claims 1 in Enugu

File copy of tanker explosion

An accident involving a petroleum tanker at Ekulu Bridge, Abakpa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area, claimed one life on Saturday,  the Agency of Nigeria  (NAN) reports.

According to an eyewitness who pleaded anonymity, the tanker fully loaded petroleum lost control and fell a ditch.

When contacted, the Executive , Enugu State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs Nkechi Eneh, confirmed the incident.

Eneh said that the SEMA team promptly responded to the distress call in order to apply safety measures toward safeguarding lives and .

She said that the state government provided a crane and manpower for the removal of the vehicle, evacuation of the and reopening of the road for vehicular and human movements.

The executive appealed to residents of the area to calm as well as cooperate the efforts of the state government and the emergency response stakeholders in addressing the situation. (NAN)