Four Die In Anambra Following Gas Explosion

Tragedy struck in Anambra state as no few than four persons were feared killed on Wednesday, at Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state when a cooking gas exploded.

Also, reports say, several persons sustained injuries in the incident which occurred at Trinity Gas Limited Station, at Obosi, in the process when a gas attendant was refilling gas to a customer’s cylinder.

The blast killed the gas station attendant and three others instantly, injuring scores at the scene.

An eyewitness, Nnaemeka Chidum, told newsmen the explosion scattered the bodies of the victims at the gas station to the extent that parts of their bodies could not be identified.

His words, “I was at the other side of the road when I heard a sound like bomb and fire from the gas station. I wanted to run when I heard the sound but feel down.

“After some time I stood up and saw people running towards the station. When I got there I saw many human parts scattered all over the place, many people were injured which I cannot count but they were rushed to hospital for treatment.” Chidum stated.

According to Dailypost, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Nkeiruka Nwode, who confirmed the incident, said that four yet-to-be identified dead bodies, suspected to be customers, were killed by the explosion while many were injured.

He added that their bodies had been deposited at a mortuary at Obosi.

She said that the gas station has been cordoned off while investigation had commenced to ascertain the cause of the explosion, saying that the police would make the report public after the investigation.

 

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