Another tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), on Thursday, lost control and fell into a ditch at Chipex Petroleum Station close to Upper Iweka axis in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Emeka Obinwa, Executive Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Media, confirmed the incident in Awka.
Two incidents involving petroleum tanker fire were recorded in Onitsha on October 16 and 18, 2019, respectively.
Obinwa said that PMS spilled from the tanker involved in the latest incident, but added that no fire occurred from the accident.
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“As we speak, there is no fire at the scene. Fire fighters are seriously working at the scene, pouring water to the tanker to prevent outbreak of fire,” he said.
Also Police in Anambra issued a statement, advising residents in the area to stay away of the area, in order to prevent any disaster.
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SP Haruna Mohammed, the Command’s spokesperson, who signed the statement, said police patrol teams have cordoned off the area.
He said John Abang, the Commissioner of Police, had visited the scene, where the tanker crashed for on the spot assessment.
Mohammed said the tanker, which was coming from Benin, was heading to Enugu before the accident happened.
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