Fuel tanker catches fire on N1 highway, traffic goes tense

Fuel tanker catches fire on N1 highway, traffic goes tense

Traffic has gone crazy in the N1 Highway as a diesel tanker caught fire on Thursday.

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The disaster is said to have been saved when the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) rushed at the scene, preventing an explosion which could have caused huge damage and loss of lives.

“...the driver drove forward and jumped out, that is when the fire started. The road has since been blocked all the way from the traffic light to where the car is. I think people were told to stop and not come further because of the situation. It is just the head, everything was burnt, but the tanker itself is safe. When the burning started, it didn’t get to the tanker before the fire service people got here. We didn’t have an explosion. It was a gradual burning of the head.The traffic situation is still there, but the police are directing the cars to pass because the tanker took the outer lane so they [the drivers] are managing,” an eye witness revealed.

So far, no casualties have been recorded as the road remains cordoned off.

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Fuel tanker catches fire on N1, traffic goes tense

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