Jul 21, 2017 Last Updated 10:01 AM, Jul 20, 2017

At Least Nine Dead In Nigeria Gas Blast

There was no immediate explanation for the blast at a facility belonging to Nigerian firm Linc Oil and Gas There was no immediate explanation for the blast at a facility belonging to Nigerian firm Linc Oil and Gas Image sourced at enca.com
Published in International News
Read 112 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Tagged under

At least nine people were killed and 10 others seriously injured Sunday when a gas tank exploded at a fuel complex in southeastern Nigeria, state police said.

There was no immediate explanation for the blast at a facility belonging to Nigerian firm Linc Oil and Gas at Calabar, said Hafiz Inuwa, in charge of the Cross River State Police Command.

The police chief, speaking at the scene, said the facility's manager had not yet explained: "what led to the explosion".

"For now, nine people are confirmed dead and many others who sustained different burns are currently receiving treatment" in a local hospital, he added.

"The figure could be more than nine, while at least 10 persons sustained various degrees of life-threatening injuries," a worker at the facility told AFP on condition of anonymity after the early morning blast.

Fuel explosions are common in Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer and the continent's most populous country, where it is transported on badly-maintained roads by trucks in a poor state of repair.

Accidents occur regularly when pipelines are damaged by looters stealing crude oil.

4 comments

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated.Basic HTML code is allowed.

Capital Tweets

Tiunike Online TiunikeOnline Tiunike Online

Guest of honor at his own job? The man's just doing what he's paid to do anyway. Let's not make kings #Malawi.… https://t.co/bgkNvEq5M3

5 hours, 13 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Capital FM Malawi CapitalFMMw Capital FM Malawi

The #Blantyre Magistrate's Court has granted bail to former Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda. #CFMNews #Malawi

8 hours, 58 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
George Mkandawire newsmalawi George Mkandawire

RT @CapitalFMMw politics at the centre of the #July20, demonstrations in 2011 commemorations. AFORD women in their… https://t.co/VyVGLCjZcE

9 hours, 4 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
Suzgo Khunga suzgokhunga Suzgo Khunga

RT @WezieNyirongo: Court rejects a request to suspend the warrant of arrest that the ACB obtained on the former cabinet Minister George Ch…

9 hours, 16 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite
African Citizen its_ickenya African Citizen

RT @WezieNyirongo: Court rejects a request to suspend the warrant of arrest that the ACB obtained on the former cabinet Minister George Ch…

10 hours, 12 minutes ago Reply Retweet Favorite

Find Us on Facebook