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Welder Burnt To Death, Three Sustain Burns As Tanker Explodes In Awka

The Federal Road Safety Corps on Tuesday, 14th, January confirmed the death of one person and three others who sustained burns in a petrol tanker explosion at a welder’s workshop in Amawbia area of Awka in Anambra state.

Confirming the unfortunate incident, the FRSC Sector Commander, Andrew Kumapayi, explained to journalist  in Awka that the explosion was caused by welding repairs being carried out on the tanker.

He said; “An explosion occurred at a welders’ workshop around Amawbia Bridge in Awka at about 3.00p.m from a tanker loaded with petrol.
“The explosion occurred when a welder (nameswitheld) in the workshop was carrying welding repairs on the tanker loaded with fuel.
“The welder was confirmed dead, while three people who were around the scene of explosion sustained various degrees of burns and have been taken to the hospital.
“The remains of the deseased had been deposited at the mortuary.”

While addressing the newsmen, Kumapayi  revealed that the state fire service succeeded in putting off the fire from the explosion.

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