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Over 100 Dead in Nigeria Gas Plant Explosion

Over 100 people died as a result of a massive gas plant explosion in southeastern Nigeria, local media report.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The explosion occurred in Nnewi, the second largest city in Nigeria’s Anambra State. According to Vanguard daily, over 100 people were killed in a fire resulting from the blast at the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plant.

The explosion at the Inter Corp Oil Limited plant, a subsidiary of Chikason Group, occurred when a truck was discharging its contents at the facility, Vanguard said on Thursday.

The incident, which took place on Thursday morning, led to the death of both passers-by and customers who were getting a gas refill at the plant, the newspaper said.

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