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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Only 8 Died in Nnewi Gas Explosion – Company

On Tuesday, the management of Inter Corp Oil, a subsidiary of Chikason Group of Company, nnewi, Anambra State has denied that the gas explosion, which occurred in their factory on December 24 did not kill many people or destroy a lot of property as reported.

Managing Director of the company, Mr. Linus Ilozue, who briefed newsmen at the company’s headquarters, stated that the casualty figures were grossly exaggerated and insisted that only eight persons died.

He said: “While accepting that there was loss of lives, the company wishes to state that the figures are grossly exaggerated. The recorded figure of the death as released by the police stands at eight. Investigations are still ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion. Most of the casualties in the fire incident were onlookers,” he said, adding that no staff of the company died in the incident.