Tragedy struck at Nnewi, Anambra State, when hundreds of people were burnt to death following a gas explosion at a gas factory.
This is indeed sad as tragedy swept through the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State, caused by gas explosion.
According to reports, an industrial Gas Plant suddenly exploded around 11am, while a truck belonging to Inter Corp Oil Limited (LPG Gas Plant), was offloading its contents.
An eye witness at the scene also said all the people who had gone to the plant to get their gas refilled were instantly burnt to death, while some passersby and community people, were also unlucky, as the fire also burnt them. Rescue workers who were at the scene were said to be unable to get into the factory to help workers and hundreds trapped in there, as the fire made it impossible.
Some victims who were burnt to death along with those severely burned by the gas explosion, were taken to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi.