Vehicles, Shops Razed as Tanker Explodes in Anambra

By Tapre Timine
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A petrol tanker, on Friday exploded in Amansea, around the Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, in Anambra State.

The tanker exploded following sparks from an electric pole it got hooked to getting hooked to.

No casualties were recorded as the driver of the tanker escape with the head of the truck.

However, no less than three vehicles and nearby shops at the cattle market were affected.

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The state Fire Chief, Mr Martin Agbili, who also confirmed the incident, said no life was lost in the inferno.

He said:

The Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of a fallen petrol tanker fire along Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Amansea, Anambra State.

“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and fire fighters to the fire incident scene led by Fire Chief, Agbili Martin Agility.

“Due to the heavy rainfall this morning, the fallen fuel tanker hooked on a sagged high tension wire and the spark caused the fire outbreak. As the tanker fell and caught fire, the driver was able to escape with the head of the truck.

“Our chemical foam compound has been applied which helped to neutralise and extinguished the fire easily.

“No life was lost but fire incident destroyed about three (3) buses and also affected part of the cattle market shops.”

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