Disaster averted as fully loaded petrol tanker goes up in flames in Anambra 


By Kamsi Anayo

Disaster was on Friday averted as a fully loaded petroleum tanker suddenly went up in flames at Ugwuoba, a border town in Enugu State, housing the Hausa community.

A source said the incident happened at noon, when a leakage in the tanker caused fire to erupt.

However the men of the Anambra fire service, who promptly arrived the scene were able to put out the fire.

Chief fire fighter in Anambra, Mr Martin Agbili who confirmed the incident said the fire was effectively put off, after a fight by men of the command.

“At about 1100hrs (11am) of today 28-10-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, Awka, received a distress call of petrol tanker fire along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway beside Ugwuoba Garki Market, Enugu State.

“The fully loaded tanker with 35,000 litres of petrol was parked along the road and suddenly it caught fire due to the petrol leakage from the top of the tank through direct sunlight.

“The tanker was saved, and the fire was also prevented from entering inside the main petrol tank. There was no loss of life.” He said 


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