A fuel-laden tanker was prevented from exploding after falling at the Ugwu Onyeama hill, Enugu Onitsha expressway on Friday.
Concise News reports that as the tanker spilled its contents on the road, residents quickly called the attention of the state fire service to avert tragedy.
The firemen led by Chief Fire Officer, Okwudili Oha said that plans are underway to trans-load the product.
Recall that a similar accident happened few days ago after a petrol tanker exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha another tanker explosion has occurred along the Enugu/Onitsha Expressway near Omagba, Anambra State.
The fuel-laden tanker according to eyewitnesses fell at Bessoy Filling Station Bus Stop around 3:00 am spilling its contents.
The contents then flowed through an underground tunnel into Heritage Street, Omagba where it eventually exploded.
Properties including earthmoving machines, two residential buildings, and several business outlets were gutted by the fire. Vehicles numbering about 15 were also destroyed in the fire.