People fear death as gas station explodes in Awka


The Mobil gas station at Unizik Junction, Awka axis of the Enugu-Onitsha highway, was destroyed by fire on Thursday.

The fire emanating from an as yet unidentified source razed an empty gasoline tanker, the lubrication house, part of the administrative block and a few vending machines.

Firefighters on site were able to prevent hell from spreading to the square and neighboring buildings

An official at the gas station, who identified himself as Ugo, said the rescue tanker which was completely razed to the ground had no contents.

Ugo commended the firefighters and rescue volunteers for their efforts.

NOPE reports that the blaze took place just 10 days after three gas stations were also destroyed in Onitsha.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, head of police public relations in Anambra, confirmed the incident.

Ikenga said officers in the command cordoned off the area to prevent breaking the law, adding that the men from the fire department arrived at the scene on time.


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