Sunday, January 23

Scores injured as petrol station goes up in flames in Anambra

By: Awesome Ekene

Many persons sustained injury in a fuel explosion that rocked Mobile petrol station in Awka, Anambra state.

Several vehicles parked in the petrol station located at Nnamdi Azikiwe University temporary site were touched in the inferno.

An eye witness said started from a tanker than came to discharge fuel.

He said nocasualty was recorded as those at the scene of the incident fled before the fire started.

“The fire allowed everyone to escape. Infact the workers there tried to stop the fire but their fire extinguisher was not strong enough. The fire started from a tanker than came to discharge fuel. It started less than five minutes I left the station

A passer-by blamed the ugly incident to deplorable roads in the area.

“The FRSC guys are there, doing their best. I think it’s the same issue of bad road. That portion of road should long have been fixed,” he said.

The number of casualties were yet to be ascertained while the fire was still raging as at the time of filling this report

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