Saturday, January 23, 2021

Several feared dead in Delta gas plant explosion

Yet to be ascertained number of persons were feared dead with many others injured from the explosion at a gas plant in Agbor, the headquarters of Ika South local government area of Delta state late Friday.

The tragic incident reportedly occurred at the popular Osadebe Gas plant along the Lagos-Asaba Expressway.

While the cause of the explosion was yet to be ascertained, eyewitnesses said it resulted in huge destruction in the environment.

According to eyewitnesses, several houses near the gas plant were reduced to ashes by the fire from the explosion.

“Osadebe Gas Plant near Untouchable, Lagos/Asaba Expressway Agbor is on fire. Several persons reportedly burnt with several houses on fire. The Gas plant is Close to Stevenson Hotel,” Bassey, an eyewitness said.

Another eyewitness showed gory images of the incident and indicated that attempts to rescue the victims were frustrated by the unavailability of necessary equipment.

He added that non-availability of staff at the Agbor Central hospital has also hampered efforts to take care of who suffered different degrees of burns from the incident.

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