Sorrowful fire in onitsha

Hell was let loose yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra State, as a tanker bearing fuel fell into a gutter, spilled its content and exploded. At least three persons, including a woman and her child, were burnt beyond recognition in the inferno. Also, part of Ochanja Market, six residential houses, including three 4-storey buildings, and many vehicles were razed.The tanker lost control and fell into the drainage at MCC Bus stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka, Onitsha. As the tanker fell, it spilled its content around the area and exploded. The fuel in the drainage flowed down with fire and consumed many houses along Iweka Road before it entered part of Ochanja Market. It was gathered that the woman and her child lost their lives when they fell into the big gutter at Ochanja First Gate while trying to escape. They were completely roasted.Former governor Peter Obi described the Onitsha fire incident as very sad and regrettable, especially at this difficult time. He appealed to  government at all levels to  come to the side of those affected.

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