According to a report by Daily Trust, a tanker loaded with fuel has exploded inside a mechanic village in Amawbia, Akwa South Local Government Area of Anambra state.
According to the report, the explosion happened at on Tuesday, January 14, at about 2.45 pm on the Amawbia bypass by Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, Awka.
An eye-witness quoted in the report said the fire was still raging, but no casualty has been confirmed.
Haruna Mohammed, Anambra state police command spokesman, has also confirmed the incident.
He said: “A tanker has just exploded inside a mechanic workshop at Amawbia bypass, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway Awka.
“The fire is still ragging. It is highly advisable you alert residents in the area to steer clear from the premises in order to prevent any disaster”.
The commissioner of police, John Abang, has visited the scene and police patrol teams have cordoned off the area.
Fire Service department was equally contacted.
The incident comes just days after the popular old automobiles spare parts market in the Awada, area of the state was destroyed by fire on Saturday, January 11.
A trader was reported to have collapsed due to the unfortunate incident and was rushed to a hospital.