One killed as fuel tanker explodes in Anambra

One person has been confirmed dead in a fuel tanker explosion at a mechanic workshop in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to newsmen said the incident happened at about 2:30pm, on Saturday at the mechanic workshop located at the new road toll gate in Ogbunike.

He said the victim was rushed to Iyienu Hospital where he was confirmed dead by a doctor, adding that the deceased has been deposited at the hospital mortuary.

The Police spokesperson said investigations have commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

“The incident took place when a welder named Richard was on top of an empty Fuel Mack Truck with REG number XA-740-CAL trying to weld the upper compartment.

“ All of a sudden the tanker exploded and threw the welder two hundred meters away from the truck leaving him unconscious,” he said.

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