Tanker Spill Caused Chaos In Slipway Community


Slipway in Central Monrovia was a scene of attention when residents who had gone on a rescue mission abandoned their mission for spilled fuel.

They were attempting to save the life of a man yet to be properly identified, who almost got killed in a motor accident.

A fuel tanker heading to an unknown destination experienced failure while climbing the Johnson Street hill, and later had a collision with a white jeep, thus causing the tanker to fall over.

Our reporter who went to the scene said, to the disappointment of bystanders, the rescuers later abandoned their rescue mission and started dipping spilled oil from the tanker.

Eyewitness accounts say the driver of the tanker immediately fled the scene following the accident either for fear of being mobbed by angry citizens.

The Incident which happened Monday afternoon brought bewilderment to some citizens as some were heard appreciating the Almighty God for preserving the lives of those involved in the accident.

“My brother, this particular accident I still cannot believe what my eye is seeing; God is really a God of mercy.” Janet one of the eyewitnesses said.

Minutes after the accident authorities of the Liberia National Police and other security apparatus including the National Fire Service rushed to arrest the situation.
The police officers present on the scene further jolt away locals who had gone to siphon fuel oil from the tanker.

A similar situation happen in Nigeria when an oil tanker exploded during rush hour on a busy expressway in Nigeria on June 28, setting cars on fire, killing at least nine people and injuring at least five. The tanker crashed into a passenger car and caught fire on a busy bridge about 5 p.m. on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, a route used by commuters living on the outskirts of the city.


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