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PHOTOS: Filling station razed as tanker explodes in Abia

PHOTOS: Filling station razed as tanker explodes in Abia
January 29
19:33 2022

A tanker containing diesel has exploded at the Master Energy filling station on Azikiwe road in Aba, Abia state.

The tanker was said to be discharging diesel into an underground tank on Saturday, when it exploded.

According to NAN, a team of firefighters battled the inferno for hours before it was brought under control.

Although no life was lost, the incident was said to have caused panic among residents, while motorists and other road users were diverted to other routes.

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Anthony Agbazuere, chief of staff to the Abia governor, who was at the scene of the incident, advised business owners to always have fire extinguishers on their premises.

“We just thank God the fire has been controlled,” he said

“I advise that every business place should have fire extinguisher, especially during the harmattan.

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“We must be ready at all times. Those who do not have fire extinguishers should acquire it without delay.”

Arua Nnanna, acting director, Abia state fire service, who was also at the station, commended firefighters for their efforts in preventing the fire from spreading to nearby buildings and facilities.

See photos below.

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