At least 15 luxurious buses belonging to Ifeanyichukwu Transport Company have gone up in flames in Onitsha.
According to eyewitness reports, an oil-laden tanker developed a fault and was parked by the side of the road when a truck carrying goods rammed into the tanker.
This resulted in a fire that razed cars parked on the road. The fire happened close to the Ifeanyichukwu workshop in Tarzan, Onitsha, and luxury buses belonging to the transport company were also affected.
Car owners who parked their cars and fled after the fire started are said to have lost their cars in the flames too.
The fire outbreak started at about 3pm on Sunday, August 15, and continued late into the night and into the early hours of Monday, August 16.
Properties worth billions are said to have been destroyed in the fire.