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Disaster averted as LASEMA seals gas tanker leakage in Lagos

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A tanker laden with domestic cooking gas, on Sunday, experienced a broken valve control while in motion, resulting in a dangerous discharge of gas into the atmosphere in Lagos.

The incident was said to have occurred at Hotel Bus Stop, Omole, inward Berger area of the state.

In a statement, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the damaged valve controls were safely repaired.

The LASEMA spokesperson said the leakage was sealed completely and the gas tanker was driven off the scene safely.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that there were no casualties recorded during the recovery operation.

“Following a distress call received at 13:11 hrs through the agency’s 112/767 toll-free lines, activated the Lagos State Emergency Response Plans and arrived at the incident scene at 13:20 hrs,” the statement reads.

“Upon arrival of the Agency’s LRT at the incident scene, it was observed that a gas tanker, registration number unknown, laden to capacity with domestic cooking gas, experienced a broken valve control on motion, thereby resulting in a dangerous discharge of gas into the atmosphere.

“During the sensitive recovery operation, the entire leaking gas tanker was being blanketed by the Lagos state fire and rescue services.

“When the engineers commenced swift, but careful repair works on the broken valve control of the leaking gas tanker, while LASEMA coordinated the recovery operation.

“The damaged valve controls have been safely repaired. The leakage has been sealed completely and the gas tanker has been driven off the incident scene safely.

“All secondary incidents have been averted and the road has been reopened to the public for vehicular activities.”

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