Another petrol tanker has exploded along Enugu-Onitsha expressway by Bessoy filling station, Onitsha, Anambra state. This is happening barely 24 hours after a tanker laden with petroleum products fell into a ditch and spilled its contents in Onitsha, Anambra, which led to an explosion, another tanker laden with fuel has collapsed in the state, causing panic.
The tanker carrying petrol was said to have fallen in the middle of the road, spilling its contents along the drainage.
The Nation gathered that some residents near the area ran out of their buildings for fear of being consumed by the inferno.
Properties worth millions, including buildings, vehicles and other valuable were reportedly gutted by the fire.
At the time of this report, casualty figures cannot be confirmed nor can the cause of the incident be ascertained. But video circulating on the internet shows onlookers on the site of the exploded tanker.
Watch video below:
Another fire incident at Omagba Phase 2 along Onitsha Enugu express way, opposite Besoy filling station by 2:30am. The fire was contained within an hour according to eyewitnesses. But it destroyed a few cars and properties around a mechanic workshop. pic.twitter.com/moINrPQRLP
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