Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two die, 14 buses razed in Anambra tanker fire

 Two persons died while several others were injured in a tanker fire in Ogidi, near Onitsha, Anambra State.No fewer than 14 buses and other properties worth millions of naira were reportedly burnt in the fire which occurred near a building materials market.

The Nation

The Nation gathered that the fire, which started on Sunday evening, emanated from a fuel tanker which fell into a drain and burst into flames.

An eyewitness said the tanker was stationary when another articulated vehicle rammed into it.

He said, “Several luxury buses parked around the area immediately went up in flames, including shops and buildings. The fire was so intense that fire service men found it difficult to put it out.”

Fire Service chief Martin Agbili said two persons died while 14 buses and properties were lost to the inferno.

Police spokesman Tochukwu Ikenga also confirmed the incident, saying, “our men have cordoned off the area”.

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