Lagos Snowfall: LASEMA Recovers Anthony Village Fallen Containers

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Twin 20feet fallen containers at Anthony Village axis of Lagos has been recovered by LASEMA Response Team.

The fully loaded double containers fell off an articulated truck with registration number AAA 235-XW which it had been conveying them, when the truck developed mechanical faults on motion and lost control.

The incident which resulted in the obstruction of vehicular movements along that corridor on the main carriage way and entire environs in the Anthony Village axis of Lagos, were recovered utilizing the Agency’s heavy duty equipment.

Further, the fallen containers on impact with the road surface, resulted into content leakage (Black oil) for the containers which led to heavy blanketing of the entire scene of incident by the Lagos State Fire Service to prevent any secondary incident.

Situation Report emanating from the Director General’s Office on the vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos, signed by the DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu has it that “the attention of the Agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village.

“Earlier today, there was a vehicular incident involving a lone articulated truck with registration number AAA 235-XW conveying a loaded double 20ft container. It appeared to have lost control while in motion resulting in th obstruction of vehicular movement on the main carriage way.

“Blanketing of the entire scene of incident was carried out by the Lagos State Fire service as a result of the content leakage from the container (Black oil) to prevent any secondary incident. The reaction from this blanketing is what has led to the appearance of “snow/foam” in the aforementioned area.

“A full scale operation comprising LASEPA, LASEMA, LASTMA, LAGOS FIRE SERVICES and THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE have retrieved the said container and cordoned it off the street.

“Further Investigation by LASEPA is ongoing to determine the nature of the chemical being transported in the container. Any additional corrective action required will then be carried out.

“We regret the inconvenience caused by the operation and are working to prevent secondary damage and to mitigate any further environmental challenges caused by the initial spill and the clean up operation. That being said, we can confirm that no residents are trapped in their homes and plead for all affected persons to exercise patience and due caution.

“We will continue to provide updates’.

NOS∆ OKUNBOR
Head, Public Affairs Unit-LASEMA
10th July, 2020

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