Tension as petrol tanker spills content at Niger bridge

A petrol tanker has reportedly spilled its contents at the River Niger bridge, Onitsha Anambra state.

The truck was said to have hit the edge rail of the bridge while attempting to make a U-turn on the bridge.

The State Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pascal Anigbo, confirmed the incident, saying the Fire Service has already been contacted while the FRSC officials were at the scene controlling traffic.

He said: “A petrol tanker has  just hit the edge rail while attempting to make a U-turn on the River Niger bridge.

“Fuel from the tanker is spilling furiously. The Fire Service have been contacted and they are on their way to the scene. FRSC operatives are currently controlling traffic.

More details shortly…

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