A petrol tanker in the early hour of Sunday fell at Aromma in Awka, in the Awka, Local Government Area.
The development caused fear in the area as residents scampered for safety.
But the firefighter chief in the state had had asked residents not to panic as the situation had been put under control.
A statement by the Anambra State Fire Service boss, Chief Engr Martin Agbili reads:
PLEASE STOP THE PANIC, THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM AT AROMA, AWKA. THE TANKER IS EMPTY OF ANY PETROLEUM PRODUCT.
At about 0825hrs (08:25am) of today Sunday 16-01-2022, Anambra State Fire Service, Awka, Nigeria received a distress call from our distinguished Hon Commissioner for Information, C Don Adinuba of a fallen petrol tanker at Aroma, Awka.
Immediately, we deployed our fire truck and Firefighters to the incident scene. As we drove to the incident scene and we found out that the tanker is empty of any petroleum product.
The incident was caused due to the falling off of the back tyres of the tanker which immediately hit a moving Keke Napepe (tri-cycle). There was no loss of life but the driver of tricycle who sustained injuries was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Other relevant authorities had been notified to do the needful about the tanker removal and the road safety for passersby and other motorists.
*PLEASE LET US NOT PANIC SO MUCH BECAUSE IT IS AN EMPTY TANKER (WITHOUT ANY PRODUCT)*
*FIRE 🔥 KILLS BUT YOU CAN PREVENT IT.*