Residents of Owerri, Imo state capital trooped out with their buckets and gallons this morning after a tanker carrying Kerosene product fell down along Port-Harcourt road.
For the timely intervention of the Commissioner of Public Safety, his team, the Fire Service Men and Police, it would have been a different story. With their assistance, the area was cordoned off to avoid any tragedy resulting from the surge of people scooping the product. No life was lost in the process.
The emergency officials evacuated the spilled products and controlled the crowd of residents.