- Another day, another fire incident in Anambra state, southeast of Nigeria
- A tanker loaded with fuel has exploded inside a mechanic village in the state
- Anambra state police command spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, has also confirmed the incident
A report by Daily Trust indicates that a tanker loaded with fuel has exploded inside a mechanic village in Amawbia, Awka South local government area of Anambra state.
According to the report, the explosion happened at about 2.45 pm on the Amawbia bypass by Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Awka on Tuesday, January 14.
An eye-witness quoted in the report said the fire was still raging, but added that no casualty has been confirmed.
Anambra state police command spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, has also confirmed the incident.
His words: “A tanker has just exploded inside a mechanic workshop at Amawbia bypass, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway Awka.
“The fire is still ragging. It is highly advisable you alert residents in the area to steer clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster.
“The commissioner of police, John Abang, has visited the scene and police patrol teams have cordoned off the area. Fire Service department was equally contacted.”
The incident comes just days after the popular old automobiles spare parts market in the Awada, area of the state was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 11.
A trader was reported to have collapsed due to the unfortunate incident and was rushed to a hospital.
The state governor, Willie Obiano said the Anambra Fire Service received a distress call of fire outbreak at the market at about 1.42am. According to him, there was no loss of life in the fire outbreak.
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