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Panic in Onitsha as Tanker Fire Rages, Threatens Relief Market


There is currently panic as fire fighters battle to put of a ranging fire caused by a fallen petrol Tanker in Onitsha.

A source told THE RAZOR NEWS that the fire was started after a petrol Tanker conveying petroleum products fell around Obodoukwu road, along the Onitsha – Owerri road in the commercial city.
As at the time of filing this report, it was gathered that the fire which started during the morning hours has raged for about two hours.
“We are now afraid because the fire is spreading very fast, and we fear that it may spread to Relief market,” a source in the area said.
Meanwhile, chief fire Officer in Anambra Fire Service, Mr Martin Agbili who spoke to our correspondent said his men were still battling to save the situation.
He declined comments when asked to access the level of damage caused by the fire, saying the true level of damage can not be ascertained until the fire was totally extinguished.
“You may have to call back much later in the day if you need a true accessment. For now, out men are still battling the fire, and we can only talk about casualty figures or material loses when we are done,” he said.


Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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