The scene of the incident
It has been reported that many residents of Owerri, Imo state capital trooped out with their buckets and gallons this morning after a tanker carrying Kerosene product fell down along Port-Harcourt road.
Apparently not caring for their own lives, the residents came out to scoop the kerosene which was spilled all over the ground following the accident.
However, a timely intervention by the Commissioner of Public Safety, his team, the Fire Service Men and Police, helped to bring back sanity to the area. With their assistance, the area was cordoned off to avoid any tragedy resulting from the surge of people scooping the product.
The emergency officials evacuated the spilled products and controlled the crowd of residents.
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