Wednesday, 06 November 2019 05:33

Another fuel tanker crashes in Anambra


Anambra State on Tuesday recorded the crash of another petrol tanker in the state.

The incident, which occurred along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, at Abba junction in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state, came barely four days after government restricted movement of articulated vehicles in the state.

Petrol tanker crashes have become a regular occurrence in the state, resulting in their ban due to frequent loss of lives and property in such incidents.

On Tuesday the incident occurred at about 8:30am, when the tanker reportedly fell, after the driver lost control of the vehicle following a brake failure.

A witness, who identified himself as Abuchi, said the petrol tanker spilled its contents on the road, but added that no fire broke out.


The Nation, however, learnt that the area was cordoned off by police personnel, restricting movement, while men of the state fire service were on standby in case of any incident of fire.

Anambra State Firefighters led by Martin Agbili confirmed the incident.

Agbili said he and his men arrived at the scene early to avert any calamity.

He said men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were also on ground to tow the tanker out of the area.

He warned motorists to use alternative routes for the time being.



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