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Inferno: Fuel tanker explosion kills five, razes houses in Onitsha

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UPPER Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra State was thrown into pandemonium after a fuel tanker exploded around the area, today.

  Eyewitnesses said over five persons were burnt to death in the inferno while many shops and buildings around the location were torched.

  A by-stander who identified himself as Nnaegbo said the tanker exploded awhile after breaking down in front of Ogbaru Main Market, along the busy Onitsha-Owerri Road.

  The accident caused a long standstill in and out of Onitsha with many vehicles trapped.

  Fire Service both from Anambra and Delta States were seen arrived at the scene doing their best to put off the raging fire.

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