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
According to an eye-witness, the fire incident
which started at about 11am, was caused by an
explosion when a truck was discharging its
The source hinted that all the customers who
went to the gas plant to get a refill were
allegedly burnt to death while some of the
victims who were in the neighborhood and
passers-by also got caught in the inferno.
At the scene of the incident, the charred bodies
of the victims and other severely burnt persons
were taken to Nnamdi Azikwe University
Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi.
It was gathered that the inferno did not allow
rescue workers into the factory where hundreds
were allegedly trapped.