The Nation reports that firefighters saved filling stations from bein razed by fire in Anambra.
The firefighters yesterday saved three petrol stations from being razed after a petrol tanker exploded at the popular Immigration Junction in Awka, Anambra State.
The tanker driver and his conductor also escaped the inferno which occurred around 6.50am.
According to an eyewitness, the driver of the speeding tanker lost control and crashed while attempting to make a U-turn at the junction.
“The tanker suddenly went up in flames while the driver and conductor took to their heels,” the witness said.
Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Martin Agbili said no life was lost in the inferno, adding that three petrol filling stations within the area were saved from the fire.
He said, “At about 0607hrs (6:07am) of today Tuesday 15-11-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, received a distress call of a fallen petrol tanker fire of 45,000litres capacity.
“Immediately, our fearless and tireless Firefighters and firefighting truck arrived scene of fire led by Fire Chief Agbili Martin Agility.
“There was no loss of life. The driver and conductor of the tanker could not be found and probably, they were able to escape.
“The firefighting operation was very successfully as we fought the fire to standstill.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi while also confirming the incident, warned motorists to desist from speeding and observe recommended speed limits.
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 killed, none injured. Both occupants were rescued unhurt.”