Petrol-laden tanker collides with Caterpillar in Anambra

Petrol-laden tanker collides with Caterpillar in Anambra

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Anambra command confirmed on Thursday that a tanker loaded with about 40,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) rammed into a moving caterpillar.

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, Sector Commander of FRSC who confirmed the incident in a statement said that the accident occurred near Upper Iweka on the Onitsha bound lane of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway adding that no life was lost.

“A Tanker carrying 40,000 litres of PMS collided with a Caterpillar that lost control from opposite direction at the Asaba bound lane at Upper Iweka by Toronto Hospital, Onitsha.

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“No life was lost in the incident.

“Men of the FRSC officers, the Nigeria Police, Fire Service, NSCDC, ATMA are all on ground to manage the situation.

“Meanwhile, the caterpillar has been towed from the scene and the driver will be persecuted for driving a mechanically deficient vehicle,” he said.

He however urged motorists to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition and warned against recklessness on the roads.

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