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Mother, child burnt to death as Petrol-laden truck explodes in Onitsha

Mother, child burnt to death as Petrol-laden truck explodes in Onitsha

A truck loaded with petrol has exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha in Anambra State.

Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has just arrived at the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.

The Fire Service department has been contacted through casualties are yet to be ascertained.

A mother and her child were burnt to death on Wednesday afternoon, in Onitsha in a fuel tanker explosion.

It was also gathered that the tanker lost control and fell inside the drainage channel at MCC bus stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka, the commercial city.

At about 5:24 p.m., the flowing petrol from the tanker which passed through drainage channels also burnt many houses including petrol stations located around the affected areas.

The fire caused serious tension and confusion as passengers, motorists and passersby ran for dear lives

Confirming the incident, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Haruna, said the state police commissioner, Mr John Bassey Abang, had just visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment to ascertaining the extent of the damage.
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