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Anambra tanker explosion claims one

A middle aged man has died after a heavy explosion in a mechanic workshop along Toll Gate axis, Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident occurred while the deceased, Mr. Richard, a welder was on top of an empty fuel truck trying to weld the upper compartment.

An eye witness narrated that all of a sudden the tanker exploded and threw him about two hundred meters away leaving him unconscious.

Confirming the incident in a press release, the police public relations officer in the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammed says the scene was visited and the victim was rushed to Iyienu Teaching Hospital for treatment but was confirmed dead by a medical doctor.

He says the corps was photographed and deposited at the hospital mortuary. Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The late welder whose surname is yet to be known hails from Ebonyi state.

Uche Ndeke

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