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Youths scoop fuel from tanker accident scene as they defy lockdown

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There was mild apprehension at the OPIC end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when a tanker fell by the main road on Wednesday.

Shortly after the incident, however, many young persons around the area stormed the scene and started scooping fuel from the busted tanker.

The incident, which happened around 12:43 pm, was witnessed by our correspondents, some policemen, motorists and other passersby.

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There was however mild apprehension that the tanker could explode.

The accident, which was triggered by reckless driving, happened when the driver of the unregistered tanker suddenly veered right from the light traffic that emanated from the police checkpoint close to the long bridge.

The driver was seen speeding and struggling to manoeuvre the deep potholes by the side of the road, which caused the tanker to fall off the engine.

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The truck only had 242 written on it in blue ink. The driver fled the scene immediately.

People around the location immediately stormed the scene with buckets and jerry cans to scoop fuel, until the policemen enforcing the lockdown tried to chase them away.

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Three men carrying ‘sacrifice’ forced to eat it by residents (Photos)

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Three men suspected to be diabolical have been caught in Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Sunday carrying a sacrifice.

The trio were beaten to stupor and forced to eat up their sacrifice.

It was gathered that the men were caught trying to drop the sacrifice at a T-Junction.

Facebook user, Balogun Olamilekan shared the photos and wrote:

“Guys was nabbed yesterday afternoon at Orita in Igbo Agbowa In Ikorodu by the people of the community trying to put sacrifice on the T-Junction, they were beaten to stupor and asked to eat up their sacrifice.”

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Five dead, two injured in Enugu road accident – FRSC

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A fatal accident on the Nsukka-Obollo road in Enugu State has left at least five people dead, with two others seriously injured.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the state, Mr Ogbonnaya Kalu said the accident occurred on Friday, July 10, at Kpokpo junction, by Micho Link Filling Station.

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He said there were two injured people at the scene and FRSC officials took them to the hospital.

He added that the accident was caused by wrong overtaking by a green Toyota Sienna. He said the wrong overtaking led to a head-on collision with a truck loaded with fertiliser.

All five occupants of the Toyota Sienna died.

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The driver of the truck and his conductor were the two injured people who were taken to the hospital.

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Man gets electrocuted while working on electric pole (Video)

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Tension and sadness was the order of the day at the Ilasamaja area of Lagos state this morning after an electrician got electrocuted.

Local reports show that the yet-to-be-identified electrician was electrocuted in Agiri Bus stop, Ilasamaja, Lagos.

According to a source:

“He had climbed the pole to help change the wire connected to a house, when power supply was restored and he got electrocuted.

“He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.”

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