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A tanker laden with premium motor spirit (PMS) on Friday morning exploded at the popular Upper Iweka junction of Onitsha, Anambra State.
Many shops and building around the scene are feared burnt as a rest of the fire from the explosion of the tanker that had broken down along the busy Onitsha-Owerri Road in front of the Relief Market.
The fire which started at 8.30am had caused a long standstill of vehicles in and out of Onitsha.
The Eastern Updates reports that fire service officials from both from Anambra and Delta states have arrived the scene and are battling to quench the fire amid a shortage of water.
THE EASTERN UPDATES