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Fuel-laden Tanker falls in Enugu

Fuel-laden Tanker falls in Enugu

Tragedy was averted on Friday morning when a fuel-laden tanker fell at the Ugwu Onyeama hill, Enugu Onitsha expressway.

The contents of the tanker were spilled on the road, a situation which prompted residents to call the attention of fire service operators.

Explosion was, however, averted due to the prompt rescue operations by Enugu State fire service.

The firemen led by Chief Fire Officer, Okwudili Oha told newsmen that plans were underway to trans-load the product.

This is the third time in one week when a petrol Tanker accident is occurring in the south east. A petrol tanker exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha while another tanker explosion occurred along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway near Omagba, Anambra State.

According to eye-witnesses of one of the accidents, the fuel-laden tanker fell at Bessoy Filling Station Bus Stop around 3:00 am spilling its contents.

The contents then flowed through an underground tunnel into Heritage Street, Omagba where it eventually exploded.

Properties including earthmoving machines, two residential buildings, and several business outlets were gutted by the fire. Vehicles numbering about 15 were also destroyed in the fire.

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