A loaded fuel tanker exploded at Upper Iweka, Onitsha and a vast portion of the area has been gutted by fire on Wednesday.
According to an eyewitness, buildings and business premises close to the scene of the fire, extending to Ochanja Market were affected.
It was gathered that the tanker lost control and fell inside the drainage channel at MCC bus stop near Toronto Hospital, Upper-Iweka, Onitsha.
The tanker’s head separated from the body and continued until it stopped near a flyover.
No other casualty was lost yet but fire accompanying the liquid that is still flowing in the drainage channel is still raging.
Many buildings and shops were burnt down with goods worth millions of naira destroyed.