Two Petrol Tankers Explode In Anambra
About 33,000 litres of petrol, worth millions of naira, were destroyed when two petrol tankers exploded in Amansea, a community in Awka North Local Government Area of the Anambra State.
The incident happened at about 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
PECOHUB learnt that one of the affected tankers had developed a fault, which prompted another one to be brought in to transload the content.
But the two tankers suddenly caught fire during the transloading of the highly inflammable content.
The Chairman of Anambra State Fire Service, Martin Agbili, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
He said the fire was caused by a mistake from a pump operator.
He described the incident as “avoidable”, and said the transloading should not have taken place without the presence of firefighters.
Mr Agbili said some fire fighters got to the area after receiving a distress call.
“Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and fire fighters to the fire scene and fought the fire with our chemical foam compound and there was no loss of life,” he said.