Fuel tanker rams into vehicle on Niger Bridge, catches fire

There was panic on the River Niger Bridge in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Tuesday evening when an explosion occurred as a result of a head-on collision between a petrol-laden tanker and another vehicle.

The incident, according to sources near the area, which started around 9 pm., was attributed to alleged reckless driving by the tanker driver.

Although no life was lost, the incident occurred on the bridge as the resultant flames covered the area, even as firefighters and other rescue operators battled to bring the situation under control.

Confirming the incident when contacted, the Anambra State Fire Chief, Martin Agbili, said the fire was put out around 9.30pm.

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