The industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra state was yesterday thrown into mourning when an industrial Gas plant suddenly exploded killing over 100 persons. The explosion rocked a subsidiary of Chikason Group, the Inter Corp Oil limited (LPG Gas Plant).
An eyewitness said the fire which started at about 11am, was caused by an explosion when a truck was discharging its contents. 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.