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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as shocking the devastating petrol tanker fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state.

The party said the incident was heartbreaking and traumatizing and called for an investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the accident as well as the circumstances that may have frustrated timely intervention in the tragedy.

In a statement by its national spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday, PDP said probe into the cause of the incident was necessary to ensure that measures were put in place to forestall a re-occurrence.

“The PDP is deeply saddened by the tragic occurrence particularly, the painful death of our compatriots, including the mother and child, who lost their lives in the inferno that also razed houses, shops and other valuables.

“Indeed, our party mourns. Our hearts ache as our prayers go out to the victims and the families of the deceased, who are now in anguish over their excruciating losses.

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“Our party commiserates with the government and people of Anambra state and prays for the repose of the souls of the deceased.

“The PDP also urges public-spirited individuals and organization to support the government in finding succor for the victims over their losses.”

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