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A loaded petrol tanker exploded on Friday morning at the Upper Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra State– the state’s commercial hub.
Many shops and buildings around the scene are feared burnt as a result of the fire from the explosion of the tanker that had broken down along the busy Onitsha-Owerri Road in front of the Relief Market.
South East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Major Eze, also confirmed the explosion to the press explained that the tanker fell on the road, after which it exploded as a result of the fire from a woman frying ‘Akara’ by the roadside.
Although Eze said the number of casualties from the explosion cannot be confirmed, he stressed that the situation has been brought under control.