A tanker driver reportedly lost his live while two of his conductors were gravely injured in a crash that occurred when the tanker that was conveying petroleum product fell while they were trying to negotiate a bend along Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Confirming the sad incident, the spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, Mr. Odimpa Paul, said the driver of the tanker died on the spot, while two other occupants of the tanker were currently in critical condition at an hospital in Abakaliki.
Paul stated that men and officers of the Corps condoned off the scene of the incident to enable their men protect lives and properties in the area and stop people from scooping the product until another vehicle arrived for trans-loading.
According to him, the number plates of the tanker were Abuja BWR 969 XC, and it was carrying 40 litres of AGO, otherwise known as diesel, from Port Harcourt en route Makurdi.
“The tanker fell while trying to negotiate a bend along Abakaliki-Afikpo Expressway.
“People are at the scene, but the area has been condoned off. Of the three conductors accompanying the tanker, only one of them was unhurt, while two others are in critical conditions,” he added.