Continual taking of highly inflammable products
Despite calamities that many have suffered, Nigerians have not stopped the scrabble for highly inflammable products.
Last Sunday, two tankers fell and the people went for the products.
A 33,000-litre capacity tanker upturned in the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos state and residents threw caution to the winds as they swarmed for the dangerous but precious product.
The tanker fell early Sunday morning while ascending the Festac Link Bridge.
Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said they responded to the distress call around 6:00am and discovered a fallen tanker with its content rapidly spilling.
The Bayelsa State incident happened in Kaiama, headquarters of Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area.
The tanker bearing the mark of a local petroleum tank farm operator, Matrix Petroleum, upturned near the Kaiama-Odi Junction on the East-West Road and people went scooping product.
A day before these two incidents (Saturday), no fewer than twenty-nine vehicles were burnt after a tanker laden with petrol exploded at Kara bridge along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The crash resulted in a huge blaze which killed two persons.
We at NatureNews are troubled that this phenomenon has remarkable negative impact on the environment yet, it has remained unchecked for too long.