13 Buildings,16 Vehicles, 3 Gas Stations Lost To Onitsha, Nigeria Fire – NEMA

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

Below is a press release from Nigeria’s emergency management agency, NEMA;

“Sequel to a distress call on a tanker fire explosion which occured at Oguta Road, DMGS round about Onitsha, Anambra State, the joint team of NEMA and ANSEMA visited the scene of the incident to assess the level of damage caused by the inferno and the needs of the affected.

Our findings revealed that a fuel tanker filled with petrol developed brake failure and plunged into a mobil filling station which triggered fire that razed down 13 buildings of both residential and commercial, household/office items, 3 filling stations (MRS, MOBIL & TOTAL), makeshift shops, goods worth millions of naira, 16 vehicles, 3 tricycles, 168 internally displaced persons and 2 injured persons who are recieving medical attention at waterside hospital.”

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