You won't believe the action Akure residents took from a fallen petrol tanker

People leaving in Akure, Ondo State capital, have been sighted scooping fuel on Saturday from a fallen petrol tanker.

The incident occurred while the driver was on his way to supply an NNPC petrol station in Akure. In attempted to negotiate the Isinkan Roundabout in Akure, the petrol tanker of 33,000-litre fell and spilled its contents.

Officers of the Fire Service were said to have arrived early enough to take care of the situation.

According to an eyewitnesses, Blessing Olowolawi who told newsmen said the accident happened at about 7 am, as the driver sought to negotiate a bend. She was said to have explained that the tanker driver fled the scene immediately the accident occurred.

Olowolawi said that the incident caused a traffic gridlock on the road that connects Arakale, a major street, to Oba Adesida Market.

"Vehicular movement was impeded immediately after the incident. And many residents used the opportunity to steal fuel from the truck," she said.

The medium reports that the Ondo State Police Command monitored the situation in order to prevent breakdown of law and order.