Tragedy arose in Onitsha on Sunday, as a petrol tanker rammed into a building and caught fire, resulting in the deaths of 69 people and the burning of 15 vehicles.
The accident occurred at the Upper Iweka area of the city at Asaba Motor Park, Guardian reports.
Governor Willie Obiano is said to have rushed to the scene of the accident immediately he heard the sad news. He subsequently comforted relatives of the victims and promised to assist the injured.
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PRAY FOR ONITSHA!!!