No fewer than 12 persons sustained various degrees of burns following an explosion which rocked a settlement known as Kara Market along Atani Road, Ogbaru near Onitsha in Anambra State.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ali Okechukwu, who confirmed the incident saidthe explosion was caused by fuel stored in a jerrycan for future use.
The explosion was not a bomb as being speculated by people. A jerrycan of petrol that was brought to the settlement exploded around the area and some people sustained various degrees of burns.
“They were taken to various hospitals and are currently receiving treatment. No death was recorded,” Okechukwu said.