Petrol tanker explodes at Onitsha, Anambra


A tanker filled with premium motor spirit exploded on Friday morning  at the Upper Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra State.

Many shops and buildings around the scene are feared burnt as a result of the fire from the explosion of the tanker that had broken down along the busy Onitsha-Owerri Road in front of the Relief Market.

The fire which started at 8.30am had caused a long standstill of vehicles in and out of Onitsha.

Fire services both from Anambra and Delta states have arrived the scene and are battling to quench the fire amid a shortage of water.

Details later…

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