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Fire Consumes Three Petrol Stations In Anambra



 It was a satanic and sorrowful Sunday on 12 December 2021 as a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) exploded at Chris-Tee filling station near Boromio roundabout, Onitsha in Anambra state.



Though the remote cause of the explosion was not ascertained but the men of the State  Fire Service and FRSC Rescue Team were said to be  on ground working very hard to curtail the inferno.


According to the First Information Report on the fire incident as put together by the acting Sector Public Education Officer Margret Onabe, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Anambra State, Corps Commander Adeoye A Irelewuyi implored  the public to be calm and patient, while the Fire Service battled  the fire and prevented it's escalation while the area has been cordoned off and traffic diverted.



According to an  eye witness account,  the fire started at CHRISTEE Gas plant and spread over to the two other near by Fuelling Stations (CHRISTEE and SILVER Fuelling Stations).



 The affected petrol stations were still in flames  but the Fire Service team were on top of the situation working assiduously to put off the fire.



However, the total damages and casualties are yet to be ascertained, as the fire was still burning.


Meanwhile the fire chief of the Anambra State Fire Service Engr. Martin Onyedikachukwu Agbili said the men of the fire service responded promptly. 


Agbili who  disclosed to our correspondent that the fire incident began around 7:30 pm Sunday night, said that two tankers ladened with fuel and about 7 cars were burnt to ashes. 


Although he said no life was lost in the hell fire, he said about 4 fire trucks were on ground and fire fighters fought the fire to a standstill while they left the scene at about 1:25 am Monday morning. 

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