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Another Tanker falls In Onitsha

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Another tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) on Thursday, October 31st fell into a ditch by Chipex Petroleum Station around Upper Iweka axis within Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra.

Emeka Obinwa, Executive Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Media confirmed the incident on Thursday in Awka.

Obinwa said that PMS was spilling out from today’s tanker at the time of filing this report, but added that the highly inflammable substance had yet to catch fire.

“As we speak, there is no fire at the scene. Firefighters are seriously working at the scene, pouring water to the tanker to prevent an outbreak of fire,” he said.

Residents in the area have been advised to stay clear of the area in order to prevent any disaster.

According to the statement signed by the Police Command Public Relation Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, Police patrol teams have cordoned off the area.

He said that John Abang, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra had visited the scene where the tanker crashed into a gutter due to brake failure for on the spot assessment. Mohammed said the tanker, which was coming from Benin was heading to Enugu with the produ

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