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Anambra: Two People Die In Tanker Explosion



Two persons have been reportedly burnt to death in a fire explosion at the Odumodu Junction, Umunya in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The incident, which occurred around 8:25am along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, involved a tanker loaded with gas and a shuttle bus.

AN24 gathered that the gas-laden tanker collided with the shuttle bus following a tyre-burst, resulting in a fire explosion that left two passengers in the bus burnt beyond recognition.

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Confirming the incident, Anambra State Director, Fire Service, Engr. Dr. Martin Agbili attributed the cause of the fire to tyre-burst.

An eyewitness said the tanker spilled its contents through the drainage which generated flames and consumed everything on its way.

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