BY SUNNY DAVID
News reaching our newsroom is indicating that a fuel tanker in Aguleri, a community in Anambra East local government area of the state went up in flames. The fire outbreak caused panc at a filling station in the area.
According to reports, the tanker was offloading kerosene when it suddenly burst and the fire reportedly gushed out, sending panic around the area.
Reports say no casualty was recorded, the truck was said to have been burnt by fire and part of the filling station where it was empting its content razed.
The fire incident was confirmed by Mr. Haruna Mohammed, the Anambra state police public relations officer. He confirmed that investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire outbreak.
He said: “The fire allegedly emanated from the tanker laden with DPK (Kerosene) inside the filling station while discharging its content. As a result, the truck was gutted by fire which razed down part of the filling station.
“Police operatives led by DPO Otoucha Division, CSP Etah Baba and other sister security agencies quickly mobilised to the scene and cordoned off the area to prevent looting and further catastrophe.
“The state fire service promptly responded when contacted about the incident.