Governor Obiano weeps as petrol tanker fire kills 69 in Onitsha

petrol tanker fire kills 69 in Onitsha

petrol tanker on fire

SIXTY-NINE persons were burnt to death yesterday in Onitsha when a trailer carrying petrol lost control and exploded into the Asaba Motor Park at the Upper Iweka area of the city. The truck was descending from the Army Barracks side of the Onitsha-Enugu Express Way.

Eyewitnesses said 11 commuter buses and two motorcycles inside the Park caught fire together with the 40-foot tanker.

Unable to withstand the shock, Governor Willie Obiano wept when his visited the scene of the accident with a team of government officials.

Obiano urged relatives of the victims to take heart, even as he promised to assist the injured.

 

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