A major gas plant on the Effurun part of Warri-Sapele road, Nelmic, went up in flames at about 10.30 pm on Monday night. According to Meluwa Kelvin, of Daily Trust, the affected facility identified as NELMIC Gas Plant is located opposite the Effurun Post Office. The explosion occurred following a fire outbreak at the gas station opposite the post office in Alaka Effurun.
According to an eyewitness, Sunday Musa,
“I saw it from far as Ginuwa road, and I suddenly saw huge red flames in the sky that just lasted some seconds and began to wonder what it was. Thanks to God for we have not recorded any casualty.”
Eyewitnesses reported feeling the impact of the gas plant explosion over a 30-kilometre distance. They also observed individuals filming the fire outbreak from dangerous proximity.
The devastating incident has caused widespread alarm throughout Warri Effurun, Sapele Road, and its environs.