Two burnt to death as tanker explodes in Anambra
Two people were killed in a tanker explosion in Umunya, Anambra State's Oyi Local Government Area.
On Tuesday morning, May 24, the tragedy occurred at the famed Odumodu Junction along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
The tire on the gas truck blew, according to an eyewitness, and it crashed with a shuttle bus.
Confirming the incident, the Director of Anambra State Fire Service, Dr. Martin Agbili, stated that two people were burnt to death.
According to him, the incident was caused by a tanker's tyre that got damaged, and it resulted in a collision with a shuttle bus, which in turn led to the fire explosion.
"We received a distress call at about 8:40 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that a tanker loaded with gas had a burst tyre, which resulted in a collision with a shuttle bus that caused the fire explosion at Odumodu Umunya," he said.
"We immediately deployed our firemen to move down to the fire incident scene to extinguish the fire." According to the eyewitnesses and what we could confirm, two people were burnt to death.
"The fire was completely extinguished and no other casualties were recorded during the firefight. We left the fire incident scene at about 11:30 am, "he said.
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