Three persons yesterday lost their lives, while 30 others sustained various degree of injuries when a gas laden tanker reportedly had a brake failure on Nkpor Bridge in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State and hit the protector pillars before bursting into flame.
It was revealed that the ill-fated tanker emptied its liquid content in the market, which led to escalation of the fire in Nkpor Market and resulted in more casualties.
About five vehicles around were also destroyed by the inferno, which men of the fire service battled to put out without success.
Confirming the incident, the DPO in charge of Ogidi Police Division, Mr. Musa .H. said the incident occurred around 4pm, adding that his men collaborated with fire fighters to salvage the situation.
He also said: He, however said, “nobody died and those who were injured have been rushed to the Onitsha General Hospital and Borromeo Hospital.”