Gas plant explosion claims many lives in Delta

Uvwie—A fire explosion has rocked a popular cooking gas plant located along Effurun/Sapele road in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.

The PUNCH gathered that the gas station identified as NELMIC Gas Plant, located opposite the Effurun Post Office, got inflamed at about 10:30pm on Monday night.

The cause of the fire explosion could not be immediately ascertained.

According to witnesses, a thunderous sound heralded the fire explosion which destroyed the gas plant completely.

It was also gathered that the raging fire was fast spreading to neighbouring residential buildings and a popular church in the area, before the intervention of operatives from the fire service.

But the number of casualties could not yet be ascertained as it was gathered that an unspecified number of persons were feared dead while several others sustained injuries from the fire explosion.

The police public relations officer (PRO) for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, could not be reached for comments on the incident as of the time of filing this report.

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