The festive town of Nnewi was yesterday thrown into mourning following a gas explosion in a factory that left six people dead and others injured.
The situation created panic in the city as people ran helter-skelter.
The Christmas Eve fire broke out at the premises of a gas company, Inter Corp Oil Limited, a subsidiary of a leading firm, Chikason Group, after an explosion which reportedly occurred while a gas-laden truck was discharging its content.
An eyewitness claimed that he saw more than 20 bodies.
Another eyewitness, who is a local reporter insisted that about 100 people – workers in the factory and customers – died in the fire.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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