BREAKING: Tanker explodes in Onitsha, fire extends to shops

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A , carrying Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol), has exploded in , Anambra State after falling down on the road.

At the time of filing this report, no death had been recorded.

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Our correspondent, who reported that the incident happened Wednesday afternoon at the Upper Iweka axis of the town, said the had extended to business premises around the area.

Pall of smoke hangs over affected premises in the wake of a petrol explosion in . Photo by Titus Eleweke

An eyes witness said the was already extending to Ochanja market and other parts of the city.

According to the eye witness, fire fighters were yet to arrive the scene at the time of filing this report, with the inferno ravaging the city in a frightening manner.

According to sources, some Petrol stations located around the areas are affected.

 

Business premises in the area on Upper Iweka are also affected. Photo by Titus Eleweke.

Confirming the incident, the Anambra state police spokesman, SP Harunna Muhammed, said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang, was on his way to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.

 

Business premises in the area on Upper Iweka are also affected. Photo by Titus Eleweke.
Pall of smoke hangs over affected premises in the wake of a petrol tanker explosion in Onitsha. Photo by Titus Eleweke
Tanker carrying petrol explodes in Onitsha after falling and bursting into flames. Photo by Titus Eleweke

Source : daily Trust

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