Lagos: Oil tanker crashes into two trucks as brake fails

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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered five vehicles involved in a multiple accident at Maryland area of the state.

The agency’s Director General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said in a statement on Saturday disclosed that the accident occurred when an oil tanker loaded with 45,000ltrs of PMS crashed into two containerised trucks.

“The oil tanker, with unknown registration number, eventually crushed two other vehicles when its break system developed mechanical failure on motion.

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“Upon arrival, it was observed that there was an accident involving three trucks and two vehicles.

“The crushed vehicles were Toyota Sienna with registration number, APP635 AY and Toyota Camry with registration number, KSF 543 GX, at the said location,” Part of the statement read.

He mentioned that further investigation revealed that the accident occurred as result of a mechanical fault developed by the said oil tanker.

The tanker had brake failure while on motion and crashed into other trucks and vehicles.

According to him, no life was lost.

“All vehicles involved in the incident have been removed,” he added.

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