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In Onitsha, tanker explodes, houses on fire, residents trapped

Posted by on October 16, 2019.

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Earlier Today in the afternoon as a big Tanker loaded with fuel fell at Upper iweka at Onitsha. tanker explodes, houses on fire, residents trapped, Properties and Plazas burnt, Human being Burnt.

Scores are feared trapped in buildings in Onitsha; after a petrol laden tanker crashed into buildings, sparking a fire.

Many residents of Onitsha in Anambra state are “currently trapped” following a fire outbreak.

The fire was sparked by a petrol laden tanker, TheCable is reporting.

One witness told TheCable that the tanker lost control and exploded into balls of fire after ramming into buildings in the Upper Iweka axis of the city.

The incident has created chaos among residents and traders in the nearby Ochanga market, the report states
“Many buildings are on fire and the firefighters are nowhere to be found,” a resident told TheCable.

People’s Post’s on Twitter 👇👇

1) A fuel tanker fell down in Onitsha and caught fire burning from Mcc to Upper Iweka.

2) Information reaching me now has it that Onitsha market is on serious fire and no fire fighters for over 3 hours in


3) In a video of the tragic incident sent to TheCable, at least
four houses were seen on fire.

The fire had not been put out at the time of the report. Pulse will update this story as soon as we have more

4) A fire incident in Onitsha on Wednesday reportedly claimed the lives of a mother and her child.

According to The Sun, the mother and child were burnt to death in a fuel tanker disaster.

At the time of this report, the fuel tanker laden with premium motor spirit (pms) was still on fire at Upper Iweka Onitsha, Anambra State.

It was gathered that the tanker lost control and fell inside the drainage channel at MCC bus stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka, Onitsha.

The tanker’s head separated from the body and continued until it stopped near a flyover.

No other casualty was lost yet but fire
accompanying the liquid that is still flowing in the drainage channel is still raging.
Many buildings and shops were burnt down
with goods worth millions of naira destroyed.

The disaster caused serious tension and
confusion as passengers, motorists and
passersby ran for dear lives.

The police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

He said that the fire affected many shops.


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