A truck was unloading its contents at an oil plant, when the explosion occurred. The explosion devastated the Inter Corp Oil limited(LPG Gas Plant), a subsidiary of Chikason Group.
According to eyewitness reports, all patrons at the plant’s gas station and the plant’s employees were killed. Not only that, but bystanders in the immediate vicinity also fell victim to the ensuing flames.
The flames were so great rescue workers could not do much to immediately calm the fire, and help victims.
The calamity occurred in the town of Nnewi.