Another Petrol Tanker Explodes in Omagba Area of Onitsha


Just about 48 hours after a petrol tanker exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha and it attendant havoc, another tanker explosion has occurred along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway near Omagba area of the Anambra State.

The fuel-laden tanker according to eyewitnesses fell at Bessoy Filling Station Bus Stop around 3:00 am spilling its contents. The fuel flowed through an underground tunnel into Heritage Street, Omagba.

The fuel eventually exploded and properties including earthmoving machines, two residential buildings and several business outlets. The fire also gutted vehicles numbering about 15.

But for the timely intervention of emergency service operatives from Anambra State Fire Service, residents trooped out en-masse and lent support to quench the fire.

Presently, no death has been recorded but residents decry the huge losses caused by the fire accident.

In another development, a petrol tanker has also lost control and fallen along Agulu road this morning creating panic among residents in the area.

  • ChannelTV

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