A fresh tanker explosion occurred early this morning in Ihiala part of Anambra state.
It was gathered that the inferno started as a result of a fallen gas tanker in front of an army check point in between Abbot boys secondary school and Celestial church of God, in the area.
According to reports, the army checkpoint burnt to ashes and also two lorries packed along the road were caught up in flames. .
Eyewitnesses revealed that the fire occurred for hours as men of the state fire service were nowhere to be found.
It was also disclosed that the soldiers were around during the fire incident but later left. Residents were accusing them due the sophistication of their barricades which won’t allow tankers turn in peace.
The fire incident is coming days after an explosion caused by spillage from a petrol-laden tanker at the Amawbia roundabout old Onitsha Expressway, Awka South area of Anambra State, resulted in multiple casualties and destruction of property worth millions of naira.