Three petrol stations were on Tuesday rescued by men of the Fire Service in a petrol tanker explosion at the popular Immigration Junction, along Awka-Enugu expressway in Awka, Anambra.
Two persons, the driver and his conductor, also escaped the inferno which occurred around 6.50 am.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the speeding tanker laden with oil lost control and crashed while attempting to make a U-turn at the junction.
“The tanker suddenly went up in flames while the driver and conductor took to their heels,” one of them said.
Confirming the incident, Fire Chief, Engr Martin Agbili blamed the cause of the incident on over-speeding.