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Vehicles, buildings razed as petrol tanker explodes in Anambra

Vehicles, buildings razed as petrol tanker explodes in Anambra
December 13
12:07 2021

A petrol tanker, on Sunday night, exploded at a filling station on Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Anambra, setting vehicles and buildings on fire.

The LPG tanker exploded around 7.30pm, spreading fire to two other filling stations and a mechanic workshop with vehicles in the area.

Martin Agbili, director of Anambra State Fire Service, said: “The explosion threw the environment into panic due to the fire caused by the incident”.

“The state fire service promptly responded to distress call by residents of the area and workers of the fuel stations,” he said.

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“Four fire trucks and fire fighters were deployed to the scene battling the fire.”

Adeoye Irelewuyi, the state sector commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), also confirmed the incident.

Irelewuyi asked the public to be calm and patient.

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“Men of the Fire Service and FRSC rescue team were on ground working to curtail the inferno,” he said.

“Meanwhile, the area has been cordoned off and traffic diverted. No casualties and the total damages are yet to be ascertained.”

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