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Tension As Tanker Explodes, Razes Mechanic Village In Anambra

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According to a report by Daily Trust, a tanker loaded with premium motor spirit popularly called fuel has exploded inside a mechanic village in Amawbia, Awka South local government area of Anambra state.

The explosion, according to witnesses, happened at about 2.45pm on the Amawbia bypass by Enugu – Onitsha Expressway, Awka on Tuesday.

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As at the time of filing this report, no casualty has been confirmed.

A witness who spoke with our correspondent said the fire was still raging.

“But you know the place is a kind of cluster of mechanic workshops. So, your guess is as good as mine,” he said.

Police spokesman in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident in a chat with our correspondent.

“A tanker has just exploded inside a mechanic workshop at Amawbia bypass, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway Awka.

“The fire is still ragging. It is highly advisable you alert residents in the area to steer clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster.

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“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has visited the scene and police patrol teams have cordoned-off the area. Fire Service department was equally contacted,” he said.

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