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Gas tanker explosion burns vehicles, buildings in Onitsha

December 13, 2021

A Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG) tanker, exploded at a filling station, on Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Anambra, on Sunday night, setting vehicles and buildings on fire.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the LPG tanker which exploded at about 7.30.p.m., spread fire to two other filling stations and a mechanic workshop with vehicles in the area.

Mr Martin Agbili, Director, Anambra State Fire Service, told NAN that 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.

“Four fire trucks and firefighters were deployed to the scene battling the fire,” he said.

The State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, also confirmed the incident, imploring the public to be calm and patient.

“Men of the Fire Service and FRSC Rescue Team were on ground working to curtail the inferno.

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

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