Fuel Tanker Explodes In Anambra


A driver of a fuel laden tanker has fled the scene of an accident after the tanker exploded at immigration junction in Awka, Anambra state capital.


The incident happened on Tuesday, November 15.


It was gathered that the two persons in the truck came out without injuries. Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the incident, blamed it on over-speeding. 


He said; 

“An Unidentified driver of a Tanker laden with oil with no registration number was involved in a minor road traffic crash at Immigration Junction by Awka-Enugu Expressway today 15th, November, 2022 at about 06:50hrs.

“Two male adults were involved in the crash. None was  killed, none injured. Both occupants were rescued unhurt.

“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.3 Anambra Sector Command are on ground  managing traffic, the fire service are also on ground to extinguish the fire.” 


The state Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili who disclosed that no life was lost in the inferno, said the tanker driver and his conductor fled the scene shortly after the incident.


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