File Photo of an Explosion scene
File Photo of an Explosion scene

One person has been reported dead while several others left with various degrees of injuries after a fuel tanker conveying petroleum products exploded along Owerri-Aba express road.

Eye9ja reports that the tragic incident which happened on Thursday at about 11:15, happened not too far from the Imo/Anambra River basin authority.

Eye9ja learned that the incident happened after the tanker laden with fuel collided with the road demarcation which sparked, a development that led to the struck of inferno that later led to the explosion.

An eyewitness who spoke on account of anonymity said that one person lost his life and two others were badly wounded.

At the time of filing this report, the men of the fire service station had mobilized their men to extinguish the fire.

While speaking on the inferno, the Director of Fire Service in Imo state, Japhate Okereafor, said among other things that; “When I was informed of the incident I informed all my men and they turned out immediately and we started dispatching to the scene of a fire incident.

“I even called the airport fire service, I called the control room and they gave me a sharp and fast response.”

When asked if there was any casualty, he said: “It is one that died the other two escaped. I suspect the one that died should be the driver.”

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