A tanker carrying petrol has on Thursday exploded along Owerri-Aba express road, killing one person and leaving many others critically injured.
According to reports, the tragic incident happened after the tanker laden with fuel collided with the road demarcation which sparked off the fire on the tanker.
An eyewitness said that one person lost his life and two others were badly wounded. Thankfully, the men of the fire service station had mobilized their men to extinguish the fire.
Speaking to Vanguard, the Director of Fire Service in Imo state, Japhate Okereafor, said;
“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.”