ONE DEAD, OTHERS INJURED AS TANKER EXPLODES IN IMO STATE

ONE DEAD, OTHERS INJURED AS TANKER EXPLODES IN IMO STATE

A petroleum laden tanker has exploded along Owerri-Aba express road, killing one person and leaving two critically injured.

According to the report, the incident occurred on Thursday at about 11:15am, close to the Imo/Anambra River basin authority.

It was gathered that the incident happened after the tanker collided with the road demarcation which ignited the fire on the tanker.

An eyewitness related 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 take out the fire.

Meanwhile, the Director of Fire Service in Imo state, Japhate Okereafor, said “When I was informed of the incident, I called all my men and they turned out immediately and we started dispatching to the scene of the fire incident”.

He added that he summoned the airport fire service, and they gave a swift response.

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

 

Vanguard