Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala genuine products
Breaking News: 69 burnt to death in Onitsha petrol tanker fire •Governor Obiano weeps

By Ifeadinmesi, Onitsha on 31/05/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 2,468


No fewer than 69 persons were burnt to death this evening when a tanker loaded with Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol lost control and rammed into the Asaba Motor Park at Upper Iweka, Onitsha and exploded into a big ball of fire. The 40-foot tanker was descending from Army Barracks side of the Onitsha - Enugu Expressway when the accident occurred.

Reports say the tanker and eleven other vehicles, mostly commuter buses and two motorcycles inside the Asaba Park Onitsha inside the park were burnt beyond repair.

Governor Willie Obiano who immediately rushed to the scene of the accident, on hearing it, wept on seeing the number of casualties. The Governor told the relations of the victims to take heart and promised that the state will help in ensuring that the living victims are well taken care of in their respective hospitals

According to the Nigerian Red Cross Society Chairman, Prof Peter Emeka Kathy, “We have 69 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, so 69 persons are dead, and they have been evaluated to various mortuaries in Onitsha, from Toronto to St Charles Boromneo mortuaries and others in town.”

Source News Express

Posted 31/05/2015 5:43:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Yuletide: Osun provides free train ride

Hero’s welcome awaits Jonathan in Otuoke despite electoral...

Tribunal Judgement: We’ve been vindicated, says Rivers APC...

Lawyers mobilise for anti-corruption rally in Abuja

FG to implement changes in foreign service delivery...

Tambuwal remains Speaker despite defection – Federal High...

Violence: AU Chairperson tasks African leaders on conflicts...

The ‘Testimony’ of Brother Cyprian, By Olusegun Adeniyi...

Rights group warns against return of dreaded ex-SARS...

Reps give SEC 7 days to correct employment...

No N250m provision for VP’s Gate-house in 2017...

EXECUTE CORRUPT GOVERNORS —National Conference delegates

 

Latest News What Ikpeazu must do for Abia to grow: Alex Otti It will be a cloudy Sunday with chances of isolated thunderstorms: NiMET NAHCON announces 2017 Hajj fares Plateau marks Children’s Day for the first time in 5 years Edo adopts use of computers, tabs in classrooms Departing war chief gives Boko Haram charge Parents want teachers, security in schools UNICEF to Governors: Launch campaigns to end violence against children FG warns on harmful practices against children Groups demand public holiday to honour Biafran heroes Violence mars Lagos APC primaries FG approves $470 million for Abuja water project

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (246,847 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (223,277 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (184,994 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (165,483 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (158,625 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (138,547 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (120,999 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (118,285 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (106,322 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (102,661 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (101,358 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (95,573 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,563) Business Verdict (16) Columnists (685) Complaints & Requests (90) Enterprise & Opportunities (153) Entertainment (323) Features (448) Global Business Monitor (152) International (1,378) Interviews (122) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (54) News (24,775) Opinion (721) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,701) Religion (535) Sports (1,267) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

Words on marble

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Machester United vs Ajax

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!