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Petrol tanker goes in flames in Onitsha

A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of petrol with no registration number, caught fire about 2:30.a.m.

The state Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra Command, Mr Andrew Kumapayi, told newsmen that no casualty was recorded.

The tanker according to eyewitness caught fire due to faults in the engine of the vehicle.

‘The driver started shouting fire! fire!!, the neighbouring houses tried their best to put out the fire’ the eye witness submitted.

Report indicates that Fire service men, FRSC officials and the Policemen responded promptly for the fire to be put out.

A similar incident occured on Thursday when a truck loaded with goods going to Enugu went into flames along UNIZIK main gate, Awka-Enugu expressway about 2:30 p.m.

The sector commander added that the FRSC patrol team alerted the state fire service which responded and was able to put the fire under control.

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