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JUST IN: Tanker explosion hits Onitsha

Scene of tanker explosion

A tanker laden with premium motor spirit exploded on Friday morning at the Upper Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra State.

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, many shops and buildings around the scene are feared burnt.

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Meanwhile, there has been a long standstill of vehicles in and out of Onitsha because of the fire outbreak which started at 8.30 am.

Amid a shortage of water, Fire services both from Anambra and Delta states have arrived at the scene and are battling to quench the fire.

Tanker burning

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