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69 Killed in Onitsha as Petrol Tanker Involved in Accident Catches Fire



Petrol Tanker

Tragedy arose in Onitsha on Sunday, as a petrol tanker rammed into a building and caught fire, resulting in the deaths of 69 people and the burning of 15 vehicles.

The accident occurred at the Upper Iweka area of the city at Asaba Motor Park, Guardian reports.

Governor Willie Obiano is said to have rushed to the scene of the accident immediately he heard the sad news. He subsequently comforted relatives of the victims and promised to assist the injured.

Photo Credit: Guardian


  1. Ufuoma

    June 1, 2015 at 9:58 am

    May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

  2. Changing Faces

    June 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Horrible horrible tragedy… what a terrible way to die. may the souls of the departed rest in peace, and the good Lord comfort their families. Amen.

  3. Presh

    June 1, 2015 at 10:55 am

    i was in asaba park at 7.00 am …. Thank you jesus for sparing my life

  4. [email protected]

    June 1, 2015 at 11:15 am

    So horrible, may their gentle souls rest in perfect peace.

  5. JULIE

    June 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    So sad and bad road

  6. Grace

    June 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    If i am to be in power one of the things i will ban like ban is heavy duty vehicles expecially fuel tankers moving the day. This is really bad.

  7. Capitalliving21 blogspot

    June 1, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    this is so sad.i just got news of some1 I know who was involved and died this morning.its just such a sad situation that some1 can be here one min. And dead the next…. Crazy world…
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  8. lord sir brutus

    June 1, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    God…..,why nneamaka….. may ur gentle soul rest in peace

  9. Mrs Kelechi Okonkwo

    June 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    It was realy a tragedy, no wonder bible says that in the midst of life we in dead, but i pray, Lord if you will please stop this kind of sudden and untimely death in Jesus name Amen.

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