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|Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by Oyiboman69: 4:59am On Mar 23, 2020|
Anambra State was thrown into mourning yesterday, when more than 100 people were burnt to ashes in a fire disaster, which occurred at Inter Corp Oil Limited (an LPG gas plant), in Nnewi LGA of the State.
Eyewitness accounts said the fire, which started at about 11:00am, was triggered by an explosion which occurred when a truck attempted to discharge its contents without waiting for the mandatory cooling time while customers were said to be refilling at the same time.
All the people at the gas plant were allegedly burnt to ashes while some of the victims who were in the neighbourhood and passersby were caught in the inferno.
Burnt remains and other badly burnt people were rushed to Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, while the heavy inferno did not allow rescue workers gain assess into the factory where the majority of the victims allegedly to be in their hundreds, were trapped.
All efforts to get the attention of the Anambra State Fire Service did not yield any positive result but a fire officer, Mrs Mary Ofia excused fire service personnel when she claimed that the fire truck was vandalised by angry mob when they went for an operation at Nkpor.
Apart from lives lost to the inferno, many buildings and over 50 vehicles around the gas plant were equally affected and some dead victims were actually recovered in their homes.
However when the fire fighters from Awka and Okpoko finally arrived, it took the intervention of security agents to save them from being lynched by the angry mob who questioned why Nnewi fire service was not functional.
A combined team of the army, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), police and vigilante had a hectic time in dispersing the surging crowd.
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by jeffizy(m): 5:17am On Mar 23, 2020|
Why Oh Lord?
Is living in Nigeria now part of the "100 ways to die "?
Nigeria on precipice.
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by godkiller(m): 5:34am On Mar 23, 2020|
People should be safety conscious.
May we never experience disaster in Jesus name Amen.
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by Born2Breed(f): 5:42am On Mar 23, 2020|
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by Oloki: 5:42am On Mar 23, 2020|
God! we need divine intervention.... deliver us from untimely death! and group death!!
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by fulaniHERDSman(m): 5:44am On Mar 23, 2020|
Old News of 2015 ... Op make God no punish o!
|Re: Tragedy As 100 Burnt Alive In Nnewi Gas Factory Disaster by donbachi(m): 7:14am On Mar 23, 2020|
"Do fast do fast"....see d result..nigerians are always in a hurry.
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