The Lagos State Government has disclosed that the foamy substance making the rounds on Wednesday came from blanketing of an entire scene of an accident.
Lagos State Government reacted to the viral tweets about the foamy substance surging through Anthony Village on Wednesday.
Brandnewsday reports that pictures of the white foamy substance were flowing through Anthony Village which got many Nigerians claiming the state was experiencing snowfalls while others questioned what could have led to the snow.
Reacting to the development, the Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Gboyega Akosile, via his Twiter page on Thursday disclosed that the foamy substance came from blanketing of an entire scene of an accident.
Lagos State Government
Akosile revealed that the Lagos State Fire service rolled out the blanketing process as a result of content leakage from a container which fell around the area. Adding that it was carried to prevent a secondary incident.
The Commissioner said: “Situation Report. The vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos.
“The attention of the agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village.
“Earlier today, there was a vehicular incident involving a lone articulated truck with registration number AAA 235-XW conveying a loaded double 20ft container.
“It appeared to have lost control while in motion resulting in the obstruction of vehicular movement on the main carriageway.
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“Blanketing of the entire scene of the incident was carried out by the Lagos State Fire service as a result of the content leakage from the container (Black oil) to prevent any secondary incident.”
Speaking further, Akosile said: “The reaction from this blanketing is what has led to the appearance of “snow/foam” in the aforementioned area. A full-scale operation comprising LASEPA, LASEMA, LASTMA, LAGOS FIRE SERVICE and NIGERIA POLICE have retrieved the container and cordoned it off the street.
“Further Investigation by LASEPA is ongoing to determine the nature of the chemical being transported in the container.
“Any additional corrective action required will then be carried out.
“We regret the inconvenience caused by the operation and are working to prevent secondary damage and to mitigate any further environmental challenges caused by the initial spill and the cleanup operation.”
“That being said, we can confirm that no residents are trapped in their homes and plead for all affected persons to exercise patience and due caution,” he added.