Despite knowing the danger involved, residents were seen rushing with their gallons and buckets to scoop fuel from a fallen tanker in Biase local government area of Cross River state.
Moments after the tanker crashed and landed into a ditch, the residents were notified as they rushed to the scene to scoop fuel.
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Scooping of fuel from fallen tankers is rampant in Nigeria. Just yesterday some Kogi residents were also seen scooping fuel from a fallen tanker.
Instagram user @frank_chuka took to the platform to share a video of Kogi residents, scrambling to scoop fuel from a tanker which was involved in accident. The video he shared came with the caption;
With all the prayers we are praying in this country and with all the mishaps happening this June, some people will still not make use of their brain. After they would be calling God. Somewhere in kogi state, around Irapana community, a fuel/diesel tanker (we ain’t sure which) had accident, som people with “brain” are busy scooping the highly inflammable substance ON A MAJOR ROAD!!!!!!!! cars are passing, they are busy dragging with their gallons… Lord have mercy. Any little spark now, #pray_for_Nigeria will be flying all over , when we can avoid some circumstances. Biko let’s use our heads Ejoor.
God bless Nigeria. No matter what, we will definitely overcome.
This is coming after the fuel tanker explosion which happened on Thursday on Otedola bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where at least 9 people were killed and over 50 vehicles burnt. A tanker which was loaded with PMS, had a brake failure while trying to overtake a vehicle before crashing and exploding in the process.
Unfortunately 9 bodies were confirmed dead and recovered from the scene (8 adults and 1 minor) and a total number of 54 vehicles were completely burnt as a result of the inferno.