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Regional News of Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

Tema residents get free fuel

Some residents of Tema on Saturday rushed to siphon fuel from a tanker belonging to GOIL company which was involved in an accident.

Residents quickly moved to the accident scene to siphon fuel at the peril of their lives.

The incident happened at Tema Motorway Roundabout on Saturday when a driving mirror of a Tata truck with registration number GN 6573-14 belonging to Belaqua Mineral Water damaged the tank of the GOIL truck.

Personnel of the Tema regional office of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were quickly called to the scene to avert any fire outbreak.

The police, who intervened quickly, had a hectic time driving away residents who were trying to siphon fuel from the tanker.

Eyewitnesses told DAILY GUIDE that the Howo fuel tanker was reportedly from the Bulk Oil Storage Transportation (BOST) in Tema and heading towards Accra.

The Tata truck which belongs to the water producing company located at Kpone Barrier damaged the tank of the other vehicle at the roundabout.

According to reports, the driver of the water company truck sustained minor injuries.

Police say they are still investigating the matter.