A petrol tanker on Thursday spilled its content after it tumbled along Onitsha-Awka express by Nkpor Bridge (new parts), Anambra State.
The truck driver and his conductor were said to have fled immediately after the incident which occurred around 8pm.
It was gathered that the Fire Service had spread water chemical at the scene to avert possible fire outbreak, while the area has been cordoned off and traffic diverted.
Confirming the incident, AG Sector Public Education Officer, RC Margaret B Onabe put the time of the incident at 2000hrs, saying the product was still dropping as at time of filing the report.
She said, “A fully PMS loaded mark tanker with reg number ENU112ZK while on motion lost the strength to continue, started rolling backward and finally failed upside down causing total blockage along Onitsha-Awka express by Nkpor Bridge(new parts).
“The product is still dropping but information has it that Fire Service had already spread their water chemical at the scene of the incident to avert possible fire outbreak.
“However, the place has been totally cordoned off and traffic diverted to Awka-Onsha expressway.
“Also the driver of the truck and his conductor are no where to be found as at the time of this report.”