Onitsha fire burnt 13 buildings, 16 vehicles, three filling stations – NEMA

Onitsha fire burnt 13 buildings, 16 vehicles, three filling stations – NEMA

Following the assessment conducted on the Onitsha Tanker Fire incident in Anambra State by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in conjunction with Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (ANSEMA), it was discovered that 13 buildings, 16 vehicles, three filling stations  were burnt down and two persons seriously injured.

In a statement signed by the spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti, the fire outbreak wreaked havoc on residential and commercial buildings, as well as makeshift shops, while goods worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Also affected were petty trading stores and three  tricycles, popularly known as Keke Napep.

Datti noted that a damage and need assessment was carried out by the agencies with a view to assisting the affected persons.  Meanwhile, NEMA South east, zonal coordinator, Udeiya Martin Ejike advised motorists  to always ensure regular maintenance of their  vehicles to avoid frequent accidents on the road, as the agency has  recorded several fire incidents recently.

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  1. I’m yet to ascertain the cause of the fire outbreak.
    Meanwhile, there’s a big question mark on the emergency and readiness of NEMA and water service of the state. They could not make it up to arrive at the scene of the incident not until 13 buildings and 16 vehicles, etc were burnt down. What’s the need of having them in the state?

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