Baku, December 25 AZERTAC
A massive explosion has taken place at a gas plant in the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria. There have been reports of dozens burnt to death in the blast.
Nigerian Vanguard daily puts the death toll at over 100 people.
The blast, followed by a huge fire, took place at Inter Corp Oil limited (liquefied petroleum gas plant), a subsidiary of Chikason Group.
The explosion reportedly occurred when a truck tried to discharge without having cooled down.
At that time, there were customers around who had been refilling their gas cyllinders, Reuters reports.