The Anambra state Commissioner of Police (CP) John Abang has confirmed another fire incidence involving a fuel tanker in Onitsha. Abang said: “This time around the fire service responded well after they were contacted by my men.”
This comes less than 48 hours after a major fire outbreak involving a fuel tanker explosion in the commercial city of Onitsha, left about seven people dead and destroyed shops.
The fire outbreak in the wee hours of Thursday destroyed property worth millions of naira.
Newsannexonline gathered that the fire outbreak started around 3:30am in front of Bessoy Petrol station along Enugu-Onitsha expressway .
It was caused by a fuel tanker which fell in that area.
Though the extent of damage is yet to be ascertained, buildings, vehicles and other valuable properties in Omaba Phase 2 were affected as the fire ravaged through the gutter.