A ‘heroic’ truck driver praised for driving a burning tanker away from a residential area in Delta State.
He put his life at risk to save lives and property in the densely populated residential area of Delta State.
The “heroic” truck driver was seen driving the engulfing tanker, leaving a trail of fire behind him.
Some Nigerians, who appreciated the driver for his courage and bravery, claimed a special award for him.
Nigerians have praised a ‘heroic’ truck driver, identified simply as Ejiro Otarigho, for risking his life to drive a tank truck loaded with fuel on fire away from a residential area in the town of Agbarho, in northern Ughelli, Delta State, to save lives.
His efforts to save lives and property in the densely populated residential area of Delta State have been captured in a video which has since gone viral.
The driver, in the shared video, drove the burning tanker several miles from the residential area to a safer location, leaving a trail of fire behind.
Fortunately, no lives were lost and no injuries were reported in the incident. Nigerians on social media pages praised the driver for his courage and bravery, with some claiming a special award for him.
A Facebook user said:
“See how the driver is risking his life to divert the truck from the city to a safe environment. I urge the relevant authorities, both state and national, to take action.
“I spoke to Mr. Ejiro, he is safe and sound. For those asking for Mr. Ejiro’s account details…
… please help him because he has lost his source of income. Thanks.”
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