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Sunday, 18 March 2012

15 houses razed, family of five wiped out in tanker fire in PH

                             Some houses affected                                          Gov Amaechi of Rivers State at the scene of the accident

About eight people, including a family of five were killed while sleeping in their homes after a petrol tanker driver lost control of his tanker, spilling its content and bursting into flames.

The sad incident took place around 4am yesterday morning along the Igwuruta round about in Port Harcourt. Several other residents in the area sustained first degree burns, including the tanker driver and all are receiving treatment in the hospital.

More than 15 houses and at least four cars were razed in the fire. It was eventually put out by the Rivers State Fire Service that arrived at the scene two hours after the fire started. The Rivers state government have promised to compensate the families that lost loved ones in the inferno and also assist burn victims.

19 comments:

BLOGLORD said...

JESUS CHRIST!!! there is no safe place anymore...looks like people would have to be sleeping with one eye open.
the whole family wiped out at once????
Gaddamnit! May their souls rest in peace.

HUSSLER! said...

2 hours after the fire started???
jeeezzz....9ja!

Anonymous said...

The driver was probably drunk or fell asleep. Another incident that could have been avoided if the frsc was actually doing their job. Well may the souls of the departed RIP

Anonymous said...

Jezzzzz! OMG! They shuld create a diff road 4 all diz fuel Tanker pple nau! Iz it until they wipe out d earth that they wuld ve to do somefin abt it??? God ve Mercy
Michelle

Anonymous said...

What a disaster....may God accept d souls of the faithful departed

Anonymous said...

I have said it b4 I'd say it again pdp are bloodsuckers d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ r responsible for all these misfortunes hapnin in naija.may their souls rip nd may God grant the rest speedy recovery.sooo sad

Modupsy said...

Fire service arrived 2HRS after!!! And these are the services we pay tax for.....

Luffy said...

Instead of FRSC to try and avoid accidents as such, they are scheming on how to make Nigerians even poorer, and those firefighters...that was just bad...May the feet of the righteous hold off the coming of the storm.

Anonymous said...

Wat a sad news....tnk govt shld something abt this...RIP for d departed

Unknown said...

Fire service arrived 2HRS after!!! that's like a norm,...MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE. O ma se ooo...

GlamNotchApparels said...

OMG! after 2 hrs? wow! Nigeria!!! so they came to put out the fire wen the damage had already been done.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

May their souls RIP........ Hope d goverment will help those involed.

Anonymous said...

A young girl of 15 was beheaded, in my village to today, on har way to Church by a young man.Nobody knows what she did to him. But immediatly the youths set him ablaz b4 police intervention.Abt four family members of the girl collapsd after they saw their sister.Devil is everywhere!!

Anonymous said...

There is no safe place o. This is a terrible news.

Anonymous said...

I actually saw it yesterday on my way to portharcourt it was really terrible,RIP to those who lost their lives..Oh Lord preserve our lives in Jesus name *Amen*

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

my boss was actually killed in a fire accident in his home jst a wek ago. now this. i wonder wats happenin

Proudly Igbo said...

Pray, pray, pray. So much sad news all over the place

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