Just In: Petrol tanker on fire again at Onitsha

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra  Command, on Friday revealed that no casualty was recorded in the tanker fire that happened at Upper Iweka in Onitsha.

The state Sector Commander, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, said that the tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with no registration number, caught fire about 2:30.a.m. on Friday as reported by News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

“The tanker caught fire due to electrical fault in the engine of the vehicle. The driver started shouting fire! fire!!,the neighbouring houses tried their best to put out the fire.

“But Fire service men, FRSC officials and the Policemen responded promptly and the fire has been extinguished.  No casualty or injury was recorded.

“Officers of FRSC are diverting traffic and cordoning the scene to avoid running into the carcass and the fire service vehicles,” he said.

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