Fire Explosion in onitsha



  • The explosion occurred on the 12th of December 2021 being Sunday at about 7:30pm along Awka road in the metropolitan city of Onitsha Anambra State . It started with an earth shaking noise as everywhere in the gas station caught fire with two unlucky filling stations inclusive along the Onitsha Enugu Express way.

However, due to a swift response to distress calls by residents, the men of the Anambra fire service ,were able to save the two other filling stations, Rain oil and J.I Ejison to be precise from the fire.


Meanwhile, a mechanic workshop sharing boundaries with the two unlucky filling stations with over 15 vehicles was also consumed by the fire.

As of the time if filing the report,there has been no report of casualty as it is yet to be discovered if there was a victim of the fire incident.

As a result of the explosion, movement was restricted along Awka road and Onitsha Enugu Express way.