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BREAKING; Gas Explosion Rocks Agbor, Many Feared Dead, Others Badly Burnt



A gas plant explosion has been reported in Agbor, Delta State.

BIGPENNGR.COM understands the explosion occurred late Friday evening, leaving several persons dead from various degree of burn and others badly injured.

The explosion erupted from Osadebe Gas plant along the expressway, close to Eye clinic Agbor, Delta State.

It was not clear what led to the burst but one, Augustine Akamagule shared gory pictures of the incident on Facebook, describing it as a huge loss.


Sources said that several houses close to the gas plant were reduced to ashes.

A footage of the scene of the incident posted on the mini-blogging website, Twitter by one @basseymoh_ indicated that the fire ball was huge.

“Osadebe Gas Plant near Untouchable, Lagos/Asaba Expressway Agbor is on fire. Several persons reportedly burnt with several houses on fire. The Gas plant is Close to Stevenson Hotel”.
The twitter user also posted unverified number of casualties which indicated that over 30 persons are confirmed dead from the fire and 20 houses burnt.

As at the time of filling this report on Saturday morning, no official statement either from Delta State Fire Service Command or from the media handlers of the state government.