Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lives and Properties Lost As Petrol Laden Tanker Falls And Explodes In Onitsha, Anambra

A truck loaded with petrol exploded close to the Ochanja market in Onitsha, Anambra State today October 16th.

A mother and a child lost their lives in the inferno while shops with goods worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

Many are feared trapped and dead in the escalating inferno and the official casualty figure is yet to be announced.

The petrol tanker was said to have lost control, fallen and exploded on traders, passersby and many others in the market. The inferno spread fast, burning buildings, shops and stalls in the area.

The youths in the area were seen attempting to put out the fire by throwing satchets of water into the heart of the fire to put out the fire to no avail.

They lamented that the fire raged for over two hours without any emergency government intervention and even when the fire service eventually showed up at the scene, their equipment did not function properly.

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