Big Brother Naija show host and Lawyer, Ebuka Obi Uchendu, has reacted to yesterday’s tragic fire incident which took place at Onitsha, Anambra State.
It was reported that a tanker laden with petroleum products had fallen into a ditch and spilled its contents, resulting in an explosion.
The fire razed structures, including shops on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market.
Men of the Anambra State Fire Service were unable to put out the fire, making an angry mob at the scene to prevent other fire trucks from making further attempts.
Reacting to the inability to contain the fire early enough, Ebuka commiserated with the victims of the incident and said ‘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
Nigerians are in mourning following the tragic fire incident which happened yesterday at Ochanja market and Upper Iweka road, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Yesterday, a petrol tanker exploded around the Ochanja market in Onitsha, causing an inferno that took the lives of many and destroyed properties whose worth are yet to be ascertained.
Ex-BBNaija 2019 housemate, Tacha, joined other Nigerians symphatizing on social media and she took to her Instagram page to share a post which had #PrayForOnitsha written on it and wrote ;
Coming from Rivers state where there are oil pipelines everywhere and as such explosion-related tragedies, I can relate to the pain of losing loved ones through such tragedies.
My heart goes out to Onitsha and I pray that we all find comfort in these trying times Amen