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    Onitsha fire outbreak: Anambra prohibits the movement of petroleum tankers in the day

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    After diverse occurrences of fuel explosion leading to inferno and death of residents in Anambra, the state government has announced the prohibition of movement of vehicles laden with petroleum products.

    The announcement was confirmed by Ifeanyi Aniago, senior special assistant on youth development and digital entrepreneurship to Governor Willie Obiano.

    According the state government, vehicles transporting petroleum products would now be stopped from plying roads in the state during day time.

    Such vehicles are only authorized to make use of the roads between 8pm and 5am.

    The new directive is expected to take effect from November 2.

    The directive happened just after another petroleum tanker spilled its content on a major road at Upper Iweka.

    According to a witness, the tanker fell into a ditch along the Onitsha and Enugu expressway.

    The situation was however salvaged by police teams and men of the fire service department which cordoned off the area.

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