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Driver, conductor narrowly escape death
as truck crashes in Awka



A PETROL laden truck was on Tuesday, engulfed by fire when it crashed while on transit.

  The incident, which happened at Eze-Uzu Junction, along the Enugu- Onitsha Express of Anambra State was said to have happened with the driver of the truck and his assistant in it.

  Speaking to newsmen, an eyewitness gave this report: “The tanker was without a registration number and the driver supposedly lost control while on speed, resulting to the fire outbreak.”

However, it was gathered that the occupants of the truck came out unhurt and safe.

  Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State,

  Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, confirmed the report while reaffirming that the men involved in the crash were safe and no life was lost.

  Reacting to the incident, RC Margaret B. Onabe, the acting Sector Public Education Officer said in a statement that  an unidentified driver of a no registered number tanker laden with oil was involved in a minor road mishap at Immigration Junction by Awka-Enugu Expressway, November 15, 2022, at about 06:50hrs. The probable cause of the minor crash was attributed to speed. The Sector Commander, Anambra State Corps, Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi has warned motorists to desist from over speeding and observe recommended speed limits.”

  It was gathered that not less than three petrol stations and the state revenue office would have been razed down were it not for the timely brave response of the fire-fighting department.

  The Fire Chief of Anambra State, Martin Onyedikachukwu Ag­bili alleged that the Revenue House, Opet Petrol Station, ABC Petrol Station and Juhel Pet­rol Station, would have been brought to ashes by the fire were it not for his team.

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  “The firefighting operation was very successful as we fought the fire to standstill,” he concluded.

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