Breaking: Tanker loaded with fuel falls in Awka; people gather to scoop spilling content

Just weeks after the people of Anambra State suffered a major disaster from an exploded fallen tanker in Onitsha, another tanker loaded with petroleum product has fallen again on Saturday morning along the ever-busy Zik Avenue road in Awka.

Shockingly, people started trooping out to scoop the petroleum products which was spilling from the tanker before the Police arrived to cordoned off the area.

Confirming the accident, the spokesman for the State Police Command, SP Haruna Muhammed, in a statement titled ’emergency’ said that a Tanker loaded with PMS fell in a ditch along Zik Avenue Awka.

According to him, the PMS has started spilling out and people were scooping the fuel.

“It is highly advisable you alert residents in the Area through your medium to stay clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster,” he said.

According to him, Police patrol teams have cordoned off the area and prevented people from further scooping.

He also stated that the Fire Service department has been equally contacted to be on standby in order to prevent fire incident.