-A gas tanker fell over its side on the Tema Motorway Wednesday morning
-The accident cause d heavy vehicular traffic on that stretch
-Rapid response by the Ghana National Fire Service helped save the day
There was heavy traffic on the morning of Wednesday December 6 as a Gas Tanker on its way to offload some gas crashed and fell on its side on the busy Tema Motorway in the Greater Accra Region.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Starr FM, Prince Billy Anaglate, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service indicated that the accident was immediately brought under control after his outfit received a distress call about the incident.
In his statement he revealed that the GNFS personnel who were immediately called to action arrived at the scene and moved in to seal the valve of the gas tanker to prevent any possible explosion.
The accident is believed to have caused heavy traffic on the Accra-Tema stretch of the road with many people fearing another gas tanker explosion after the unfortunate Atomic Junction explosion which occurred in October this year.
The situation has however been managed expertly by the Ghana National Fire Service. Mr. Prince Billy Anaglate, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the GNFS has also revealed the tanker involved in the crash has since been transported to the Tanker Yard in Tema.
The road has also been cleared and everything is back to normal with road users going about their normal routines.
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