Petrol Tanker Explodes In Onitsha

A truck loaded with petroleum product has exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha in Anambra State.

Source said the truck lost control and rammed into the wall of the popular Toronto Hospital at Upper-Iweka before exploding.

The state police command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying that the state police commissioner, John Abang, has just arrived the scene for on-the-zpot assessment.

DAILY POST gathered that the Fire Service department has been contacted but were yet to arrive the scene at the time of filing this report.

Also, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra Command, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.

He stated that the incident occurred at about 12:44 p.m.

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