A tanker offloading kerosene at a filling station in Aguleri in the Anambra East Local Government area has caused a fire outbreak.
It was said to suddenly go up in flames while the offloading was going on. No casualty was recorded in the incident, but the truck was gutted by fire while part of the filling station was razed.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident.
On 21/2/2021 at about 3:pm, there was a fire outbreak at Daymaker filling station Aguleri roundabout in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State. 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 mobilized 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. The Commissioner of Police, Monday Bala Kuryas appealed to filling station owners to always apply safety precaution while offloading fuel in order to avert similar ugly incidents which could also lead to loss of lives and injuries especially during harmattan periods,” he said.