Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Day; Fire In Asaba

Anioma filling station along Okpanam road by Macdon fast food, Asaba, Delta State capital, was in flames.

The fire was said to have started when a tanker attempted off-loading fuel.

The inferno caused chaos as people who trooped into Macdon fast food centre to celebrate the Christmas began running helter-skelter for safety.

"I suspect that somebody stored fuel or chemical. Otherwise, the fire would not have had such an impact," one of them who identified himself as Mr. Ifeanyi, said.

Sympathizers who thronged the scene of the incident to assist in putting off the fire described the disaster as a tragedy for the victims who had planned to celebrate the festive period with their families.

Some of them also noted that the situation might have been worsened by the harmattan season.

Although no live was lost in the fire, property ‎worth millions of naira was destroyed prior to the arrival of officers of the state fire service‎.

One of the victims, Mr. Vincent, while lamenting his loss, said, "As I talk to you, no single thing, not even a plank was spared. The things burnt are not less than N3m. I am so surprised; I don't really know the cause of the fire."

The fire comes a day after an explosion at a gas plant in Nnewi, Anambra State killed 100 people. The Christmas Eve explosion resulted in a fire, which razed several buildings, 60 cars and 50 motorcycles, leaving more than 20 other people with injuries.

Source: Breaking Times
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  1. I hope that Santa leaves you a little something under the tree. Happy holidays!
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  2. So sad. What a loss!

    1. Yeah........may their soul rest in peace

      Thanks 4 dropping by


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