VIDEO: Kaase residents rush to siphon fuel from overturned tanker

Locals trying to siphon fuel from the overturned tanker
Locals trying to siphon fuel from the overturned tanker

Police and firefighters had a tough time to drive away some residents of Kaase in Kumasi as they ignored warnings to siphon fuel at an accident scene, Sunday.

The incident happened around 4p.m. on the Kaase-Ahodwo road, near the Asokwa Industrial Area in Kumasi.

This caused a gridlock on that stretch as the emergency team avert a possible disaster.

Eyewitnesses said that the police and firefighters had a tough time controlling the residents as they ignored warnings to stay away from the accident spot.

Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service managed to put the situation under control after calling for police enforcement before offloading the fuel into another tanker.

Reports say the fuel tanker was heading towards the BOST depot at Kaase when the incident occurred.

“Normally when there is an incident of this nature we always tell people to run away from the scene. But they rather came looking for something. What happened was that the tanker was initiating a curve and it didn’t get it right and fell,” Ebenezer Graham of the Asokwa fire sub-station told the media.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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