Reactions have continued to trail the gas plant explosion in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State. While some of the residents in the area blamed the company’s activities for the ugly incident, others complained that the site of the gas plant was abnormal. The explosion, which occurred on Friday was so massive that nearby buildings were destroyed, while a block industry, construction garage and farmlands were not spared.
The residents accused the company of engaging in supply and delivery of cooking gas at the same time to a very large crowd of customers which aggravated the leakage that led to the explosion. Some occupants of one of the affected buildings, Obinna Okeke and Emmanuel Ezeani, said that their matriarch was burnt to death while the building was badly damaged. They condemned the location of the gas plant, asking for it to be removed from the residential area.