Close shave: Passengers miss appointment with death

Passengers in a commercial vehicle narrowly missed an appointment with death when a tanker on a fuel truck came tumbling inches away from the urvan bus they were travelling in.

The incident happened at Anloga junction in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region around 7:00 am.

Neither the driver of the fuel tanker, nor passengers in the commercial sustained any injury in what was a serious accident.

It is not clear yet how the accident occurred but Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reports that scores of youth in the area are siphoning fuel that spilled over from the tumbled tanker.

With yellow gallons, buckets and anything they could lay hands on the youth are scooping the fuel from the ground oblivious of a potential fire.

According to Donkor personnel from the Fire Service have arrived at the scene trying hard to tow the tumbled vehicle.

They are also having great difficulty in driving away the unscrupulous youth from scooping the spilled fuel.

They are however foaming the surrounding of the spillage to prevent any potential spark.

D01 Ebony Amish Napoleon, the second in command at the Ashanti Region Fire Service said his outfit is working to educate people about the dangers in scooping spilled fuel from a tanker.

Meanwhile, police personnel have also arrived at the scene of the accident and are directing traffic.

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