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Tanker explosion: FRSC urges tanker owners to install safety valves

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 The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Ogun has advised tanker owners to install safety valves and adhere to simple traffic regulations to avoid preventable mishaps on the highways The Sector Commander Mr Ahmed Umar gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota Ogun on Saturday Umar spoke while reacting to the tanker ladened with Premium Motor Spirit PMS which exploded and razed 10 buildings at about 7 00 a m in Matogun area of Ifo Local Government of the state The tanker exploded and burnt 10 houses but no life was lost He noted that the tragedy would have been averted if the tanker driver adhered to average speed limit We are appealing to tanker owners to install safety valves to prevent the contents from leaking on the roads when crash occurs In addition the drivers should install speed limit device and reduce their speed especially during this ember months to stem road crashes he said The commander implored tanker owners to ensure that their vehicles were properly maintained before putting them on the highways He cautioned youths against scooping petroleum on the roads when such explosion occurred to prevent terrible disaster Umar also emphasized the need for tanker drivers to embrace safety culture to stem road crashes NewsSourceCredit NAN
Tanker explosion: FRSC urges tanker owners to install safety valves

Federal Road Safety Corps

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has advised tanker owners to install safety valves and adhere to simple traffic regulations to avoid preventable mishaps on the highways.

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Sector Commander

The Sector Commander, Mr Ahmed Umar, gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun, on Saturday.

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Premium Motor Spirit

Umar spoke while reacting to the tanker ladened with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), which  exploded and razed 10 buildings at about 7.00 a.

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m. in Matogun area of Ifo Local Government of the state.

The tanker exploded and burnt 10 houses but no life was lost.

He noted that the tragedy would have been averted if the tanker driver adhered to average speed limit.

“We are appealing to tanker owners to install safety valves to prevent the contents from leaking on the roads when crash occurs.

“In addition, the drivers should install speed limit device and reduce their speed, especially during this ember months to stem road crashes,” he said.

The commander implored tanker owners to ensure that their vehicles were properly maintained before putting them on the highways.

He cautioned youths against scooping petroleum on the roads when such explosion occurred, to prevent terrible disaster.

Umar also emphasized the need for tanker drivers to embrace safety culture to stem road crashes.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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