A gas plant exploded yesterday in okpokiri fueling station, orji in owerri, imo state killing atleast four people.
Sadly, many have misreported this unfortunate incident as a bomb explosion.
According to Security personnels who were on ground when AMi Media Team visited the scene of the dreaded incident, it was revealed that it was neither a gas plant nor a bomb explosion but rather, a tanker containing gas.
This was as a result of a technical fault by one of the technicians at the site; A fellow who pleaded anonymity said.
“This is a reknown technician who handles all of our repairs. Been an expert in this field, the manager flew him in from Lagos just for this cause. When work began, he forgot to leave the tank open hence, due to the hot sun and how heated the tanker already was, it exploded and that was how innocent lives ended” He added.
Though there’s no actual figure of the casualties but according to speculations, a passanger of one of the vehicles passing by, was struck by particles from the explosion. The passenger who was rushed to a nearby hospital died a few minutes later. See more photos from the scene below…