Tragedy was averted in the hours on Tuesday when a gas truck suddenly overturned along Peter Agha Street Junction by the Memorial Arcade, Oke Afa, Isolo, Lagos.
The incident was promptly brought under control as men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service raced to the scene to avert what could degenerate into a fire outbreak.
Fortunately, the lone accident which recorded no casualty was later removed from the road to restore easy movement in the affected area.
The situation had actually led to chaotic traffic gridlock as motorists were diverted into alternative routes while the area was cordoned off to prevent a secondary incident.
According to Chief Fire Officer, Deputy Head, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Ogabi Olajide, the emergency alert was reported at 7. Am, saw the Isolo Fire Crew raced down to rescue the situation. of the 8 tonnes Liquidified Petroleum Gas Peddler Truck, which reportedly swerved and skidded off the road causing leakage of the contents.
The Firefighters, however, deployed a copious Chemical Foam Compound to neutralize the atmospheric condition of the area and of the potency of the gas from causing any possible fire outbreak.