‘As the fuel tanker fell and caught fire, the driver was able to escape with the head of the truck’
Three buses were razed on Friday while some shops at cattle market were touched in a fuel explosion in Amansea, Anambra State.
The incident occurred when a fuel tanker fell along Onitsha-Enugu Expressway and caught fire.
The fuel tanker was said to have hooked on high tension wire and the shark caused the fire outbreak.
Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili said no life was lost in the inferno.
He said, “At about 1115hrs (11.15am), Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of a fallen petrol tanker fire along Onitsha-Enugu Expressway, Amansea, Anambra State
“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and firefighters to the fire incident scene led by Fire Chief Agbili Martin Agility.
“Due to the heavy rainfall this morning, the fallen fuel tanker hooked on a sagged high tension wire and the shark caused the fire outbreak. As the tanker fell and caught fire, the driver was able to escape with the head of the truck.
“Our chemical foam compound has been applied which helped in neutralise and extinguished the fire easily.
“The situation is under control and motorists have been allowed to move on ply the road.
“No life was lost but fire incident destroyed about three (3) buses and also affected part of the cattle market shops.”