Nigeria, Nov. 8 -- The Senate on Thursday called on the Nigeria Police Force, in conjunction with the Federal Road Safety Corps, to investigate the circumstances that led to the fire outbreak that gutted properties in Onitsha late October.

The senators made this call following a motion raised by Ifeanyi Ubah, Uche Ekwunife and Stella Oduah - all senators representing Anambra State - on the tragic fuel tanker fire disaster in the state.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how in the span of two weeks, three tankers laden with petroleum products fell in Onitsha, Anambra state, spilling their contents, resulting in the destruction of properties and lives.

The first occurred in Upper Iweka, Onitsha, on October 16, and the latter two on Enugu-On...