By Chidimma Michael
Breaking news: Gas station explodes in Onitsha
The explosion occurred on the 12th of December 2021 being Sunday at about 7:30 pm 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 Expressway.
However, due to a swift response to distress calls by residents, the men of the Anambra fire service, we’re able to save the two other filling stations, Rain oil, and J. I Edison to be precise from the fire.
Meanwhile, a mechanic workshop sharing boundaries with the two unlucky filling stations with over 15 vehicles were also consumed by the fire.
As of the time of 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, the movement was restricted along Awka road and Onitsha Enugu Expressway.