Naija News recalls that the inferno occurred when a tanker laden with petroleum products fell into a ditch and spilt its contents; an incident that ignited the inferno that led to the loss of lives and properties in Onitsha, Anambra state.
This online news platform reports that the fire razed structures, including shops on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market.
While reacting to the inability of the fire service to curtail the fire early enough, Ebuka commiserated with the victims of the incident and reacted via his Twitter handle where he noted that ‘We are on our own in this country.’
His tweet reads; “Last night was a lot. We really are on our own in this country… Those images from Onitsha are still so heartbreaking.
May the departed Rest In Peace”