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Gas Explosion Rocks Delta Community, Kills Three Children

Channels Television  
Updated January 23, 2021

An explosion has occurred at a gas plant in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The gas plant went up in flames Friday night, razing down some buildings, killing at least four persons, including three children, and leaving 11 others with various degrees of burns.

The cause of the fire is still unknown as of the time of this report but firefighters are were able to put out the blaze after hours of battling with it.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa visited some of the victims at the hospitals where they are receiving treatment on Saturday.

He confirmed that the casualties include one female adult and three children.

“The unfortunate thing is that we’ve lost people,” he said. “We’ve lost four persons. One is a grown-up woman and the other three are children. It’s a very painful thing. And so many others are currently at the burns unit of UBTH.”

According to Governor, the explosion did not take place within a densely populated area or the damage inflicted would have been more.

However, he noted that his government will take steps to prevent a reoccurrence in other parts of the state.

“I’m aware that we have some of these facilities even in more densely populated areas and I’m going to sit with the House of Assembly – we have to do an immediate legislation that will not allow such (incident) anymore,” he said.