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Obiano sets up panel to investigate Onitsha tanker explosion


Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Friday set up a panel to determine the cause of Wednesday’s fuel tanker explosion in Onitsha.

Several people including a mother and her child were killed while properties worth several millions of Naira were destroyed in the incident.

In a statement issued in Awka, the state capital, by the state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, Obiano lamented the ill-fated incident and sympathised with the families of those that died in the incident.

According to Adinuba, the panel headed by the deputy governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, would investigate why the Anambra fire service was unable to put out the fire.

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The statement asked owners of properties affected by the tragic accident, including shop owners, to report today (Friday) at Ekwueme Square.

The statement said: “Government will assist families of the dead during their burial, and will continue to equip the state fire service to carry out its duties effectively.”

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