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Anambra: Two escape death as tanker-laden fuel burst into flames

By Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka
16 November 2022   |   4:01 am
A driver and his conductor, yesterday, escaped death, when their oil-laden tanker crashed and burst into flames at Eze-Uzu junction, Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Agu-Awka in Anambra State.

A driver and his conductor, yesterday, escaped death, when their oil-laden tanker crashed and burst into flames at Eze-Uzu junction, Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Agu-Awka in Anambra State.

An eyewitness said the tanker without registration number was on speed and lost control while trying to negotiate a junction.

The eyewitness said that the tanker caught fire, but no life was lost.

He added that both the driver and his conductor escaped unhurt from the engulfed tanker.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State, Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed that two male adults were involved in the crash, and no life was lost.

The corps’ Acting Sector Public Education Officer, RC Margaret B, Onabe, in a statement, said: “An unidentified driver of a tanker laden with oil with no registration number was involved in a minor road traffic crash at Immigration junction by Awka-Enugu Expressway, November 15, 2022 at about 06:50hrs.

“The probable cause of the minor crash was attributed to speed. The Sector Commander Anambra State Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, has warned motorists to desist from over speeding and observe recommended speed limits.”

Also, Anambra State’s chief fire officer, Chief Agbili Martin, confirmed the crash, saying his office received a distress call of a fallen petrol tanker fire of 45,000litres capacity.