The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has sympathized with the families of the victims affected by the fuel tank explosion yesterday in Onitsha, Anambra.
Governor Obiano invited the victims to the Conference Room of the Secretary of the State Government on Monday, 21st October 2019.
He said the Anambra State Government will assist the victims of the tanker explosion.
The incident occurred on Wednesday when a fuel tanker fell into a ditch spilling fuel into the ditch. Seconds later, the tanker was caught up in flames which spread as far as the Ochanja market.
The accident claimed the lives of a woman and her baby.
The inferno proved unquenchable by the Anambra fire service who sought the assistance of the fire services from the neighboring Delta State.
An eyewitness said angry mobs prevented the firemen from accessing the scene.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment Don Adinuba said an investigation panel will be set up to ascertain the cause of the explosion.
Also, it will determine why the firemen when refused access to the scene.
Governor Obiano sympathized with the family of the woman and baby who died as a result of the explosion.
He also promised that the Anambra State Government will assist the family in burying the deceased.