National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) along with the Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Akabuike have conducted an assessment of the gas explosion that occurred on Thursday December 24, 2015 at the Intercorp Oil Ltd in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The report from the NEMA Publicity Department on Friday December 25, 2015 indicated that 8 persons died from the incident and 6 persons sustained severe burns as a result of which they were transferred from Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi to the Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu, Anambra State capital.
NEMA also revealed that 6 houses were affected, while 22 vehicles and 2 motorcycles were completely burnt. [NEMA]
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