At a time Christians all over the world are looking forward to the dawn of another celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ – 25 December – many families in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State will be in a mourning mood.
Reason? Tragedy of monumental cost occurred, Thursday in the industrial, when an industrial Gas plant suddenly exploded and unspecified number of 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 when a truck was discharging its contents.
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.