Nigeria gas blast ’causes casualties’

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Scores of people are reported killed in an blast during an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria.

A lorry is pronounced to have exploded as it was off-loading a essence in a city of Nnewi in Anambra State.

Reports of casualties change from 35 to some-more than 100 people killed, including bureau workers and neighbours.

Local military have reliable a occurrence though have nonetheless to yield serve details. A outrageous glow reportedly followed a blast.

The passed and harmed are being taken to a Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital in Nnewi.

A declare told a Vanguard newspaper that a blast was triggered when a lorry began discharging a essence but watchful for a imperative cooling time.

People who had come to fill adult their gas cylinders were held adult in a blast as good as passersby, a journal reported.

Witnesses contend a blast caused a outrageous glow that firefighters and residents took several hours to put out.