Two burnt to death in Anambra tanker explosion.
No fewer than two persons has been burnt to death in a tanker explosion in Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The tanker explosion erupted at one popular Odumodu Junction, along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Tuesday , May 25, 2022.
An eyewitness, who confirmed the explosion said, “The tyre of the tanker loaded with gas burst and it collided with a shuttle bus.”
Confirming the incident and the death of two persons, the Director of Anambra State Fire Service, Dr Martin Agbili affirms that two people were burnt to death.
“The incident was caused by a tanker’s tyre that got damaged and it resulted in a collision with a shuttle bus which in turn led to the fire explosion” he said.
“We received a distress call at about 0840hours (8:40 am) on Tuesday 24th May 2022 that a tanker loaded with gas had a burst tyre which resulted in a collision with a shuttle bus that caused the fire explosion at Odumodu Umunya,” he further added.
“We immediately deployed our firemen to move down to the fire incident scene to extinguish the fire. According to the eyewitnesses and what we could confirm, two people were burnt to death.
“The fire was completely extinguished and no other casualties were recorded during the fire fighting. We left the fire incident scene at about 1130 hours (11:30 am)” he said.