Disaster looms as Fuel tanker bursts near Odukpani Junction (VIDEO)
The ever-busy Odukpani Junction, a terminated point between Calabar, Cross River State capital with the rest of the country via road is in danger as a fuel (petrol) tanker just bursted near the junction.
THE PARADISE NEWS gathered that the fuel tanker, fully loaded with PMS just bursted in the middle of the road just immediately after the junction at about 9:00am today, December 20, 2021 – and the highly inflammable liquid is gushing out with high pressure.
According to eyewitnesses, the tanker was coming from Calabar Petroleum Depot, transporting the fuel towards the northern part of the country.
“A fuel tanker just burst close to Odukpani Junction and the fuel is gushing out of the tanker with high pressure. The incident just happened now, at the hill before the junction while coming from Akamkpa. This is a disaster waiting to take place. Please, the authorities should come and arrest the situation to avoid what happened a couple of years back to happen again”, Michael Okoi said.
Recall that a similar incident happened 3 years ago when a pregnant woman and several others were burnt to death after fuel tankers caught fire at two different locations at the same Junction.
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