President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of a mother and her child as a result of an oil tanker accident in Onitsha, in Anambra State.
In his message, President Buhari expressed pain over the death of the mother and child affected by the tragedy.
He also extend his sympathy to other victims of the explosion whose houses, shops and other property were destroyed by fire from the tanker explosion.
The President has ordered that the Ministry of Transport, the Federal Road Safety Commission and other concerned bodies to urgently address the issue of safety standards in the country, to stem such tragedies.
Also, the Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has expressed his sympathy with the affected families of the fire incident.
A panel headed by the Deputy Governor,Dr. Nkem Okeke has been set up by the Governor to immediately determine the cause of the accident and why the firemen could not put out the fire as well as how the condition of the victims can be ameliorated.