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Thursday, 24 December 2015

100 burnt to death in Anambra gas explosion

100 burnt to death in Anambra gas explosion

By Nwabueze Okonkkwo

ONITSHA – Tragedy occurred, Thursday in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra state when an industrial Gas plant suddenly exploded and with over 100 persons burnt to death.

The explosion rocked the Inter Corp Oil limited (LPG Gas Plant), an subsidiary of Chikason Group.

According to an eye-witness, the fire incident which started at about 11am was caused by an explosion that occured when a truck was making an attempt to discharge its contents without waiting for the mandatory cooling time.

It was gathered that tanker was discharging at a time when customers were said to be refilling their gas cylinders.

The source hinted that all the customers who went to the gas plant to get a refill were allegedly burnt to ashes while some of the victims who were in the neighborhood and passers-by also got caught in the inferno.

At the scen e of the incident, the charred bodies of the victims and other badly affected burnt persons in the vicinity of the gas plant were taken to Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi while the heavy inferno did not allow rescue workers gain access into the factory where the majority of the victims allegedly to be in their hundreds are trapped.

Source Vanguard

5 comments

  1. Are the casualties up to hundred?

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    1. Why the concern with numbers? What matters is that human lives were lost once again due to carelessness or deliberate action or both. May they rest in peace.

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  2. Are you sure that was not sabotage? I am sure this driver has offloaded this product before. The question is, did the driver die? An investigation MUST start with him, if any. God bless my Biafran brothers and sisters... Only in Nigeria would such happen. And no one would get punished for it..

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    1. AM ALSO THINKING LIKE THAT . HOW CAN HE DISCHARGE WITHOUT GETTING RIGHT INFORMATION. HOPE HE WAS NOT ASKED TO COME AND KILL BIAFRANS??

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  3. Cear investigation should be carried out to ascertain the actual cause of the explosion.

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