There was chaos around Mile 2 area of Lagos on Tuesday after a mob attacked a petrol tanker driver conveying petroleum products.
The hoodlums reportedly hit the tanker multiple times with metal bars to spill the contents on the floor.
In a video shared on social media, people have since taken plastic and other vessels to collect petrol products from the spillage.
An eyewitness said: “Touts who usually collect money from truck and tanker drivers hit the tanker with an iron and it began to gush fuel.”
– Happening now: Petrol-laden tanker is spilling its content just under the Mile 2 bridge, Lagos.
– The area touts allegedly hit the tank with an iron, making an easy way for the residents to scoop fuel from it.
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“Mile 2 under bridge, PMS tanker spilled (sic) its contents. Urgent attention is needed please,” Felix Aina tweeted at the Lagos State Government.
Aina said the situation under the bridge at Mile 2 was a “disaster in the waiting”.
“…loaded PMS tanker just spilt the whole content on the road. Swift action is needed.”