A gas plant explosion has left several persons dead and many badly injured in Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area, Delta State.
The incident incident happened on Friday night when a gas plant belonging to Osadebe Oil and Gas Company along the Lagos/Asaba Expressway went up in flames.
The source of the fire was not known as at press time, but sources said firefighters were able to put off the fire which had already claimed lives and property of persons living around the gas plant.
It was learnt that many of the victims with several degrees of burns and injuries where rush to a nearby hospitals for urgent treatments.
See some photos and video of the explosion below:
Footage of the gas explosion that took place at Agbor, Delta State, today pic.twitter.com/7LEl0qnmHM
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) January 22, 2021
Gas explosion in Agbor this night. Injured victims rushed to the General Hospital Agbor. Empty ward. No doctor no nurse. The State Governor is medical doctor from Agbor. Terrible leadership in Asaba@DSGovernment @IAOkowa pic.twitter.com/KKysV9OMLz
— P.article! (@isiomanb) January 22, 2021
There was a gas plant explosion in Agbor, Delta State this evening. The victims of the explosion were rescued by good samaritans and taken to the general hospital in Agbor, unfortunately there are no doctors to treat them. pic.twitter.com/P98xuhbvXX
— Aunty Soso (@AuntySoso) January 22, 2021
Gas plant explosion in Agbor, Delta state… luckily for me, my home was not caught by the fire🙏😩
A thread of sad videos pic.twitter.com/dhC530vYam
— Tony Elumelu's son-in-law (@_giito) January 22, 2021
Tragic: Many feared dead, scores burnt beyond recognition as Gas station explodes in Agbor, Delta State pic.twitter.com/Ve06B3xTT9
— Gistlovers.blog1 (@Gistloversblog1) January 22, 2021
Osadebe Gas Plant near Untouchable , Lagos /Asaba Expressway #agbor on fire. Several persons reportedly burnt with several houses on fire. #INPA #Igbanke #DeltaState@IAOkowa pic.twitter.com/BqMYMqEGUS
— Osunde, Azuka (@NwaAke) January 22, 2021
— NNAYI (@nnayidavid) January 22, 2021
KanyiDaily had also reported how scores of people were on Thursday evening injured, properties burnt in Gas tanker explosion at Ajuwon Iju-ishaga road, Lagos State.