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Governor Obiano Weeps As 69 Burnt To Death In Petrol Tanker Accident

Obiano visits accident victim

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano could not control tears when today, about 69 persons got burnt to death when a trailer loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol that was descending from Army barracks side of Onitsha Enugu express way, lost control and rammed into the Asaba Motor Park at Upper Iwekas Onitsha and exploded.

Eleven vehicles mostly commuter buses and two motorcycles inside the Asaba Park Onitsha including the 40 foot tanker laden with petrol burnt beyond repairs inside the park.

The governor and the Anambra State Commissioner wept on seeing the number of casualties when they visited the scene of the accident.

Governor Obiano consoled the relations of the victims, and promised that the state will help in ensuring that the living victims are well taken care of in their respective hospitals.

The Nigerian Red Cross Society officials were the first to arrive at the scene of the incident. According to its Chairman, Professor Peter Emeka Kathy: “we have sixty nine burnt to dead persons as at now. There are other 30 casualties: a casualty is a living person, a dead person is no longer a casualty.

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“So, 69 persons are dead, and they have been evacuated to various mortuaries in Onitsha, from Toronto to St. Charles Boromneo mortuaries and others in town.” [myad]

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