Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that "tens of
people" died in a huge Christmas Eve explosion at an industrial gas plant
in the country.
In an emailed press statement, Buhari said he was "greatly shaken and
shocked by such large scale loss of human lives in a single industrial
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The blast at the gas plant started around noon on Thursday, engulfing the south-eastern
industrial city of Nnewi in black clouds of billowing smoke and leaving several
people charred beyond recognition.