NEMA says death toll in illegal refinery explosion in Imo State rise to 110.

Written by on April 26, 2022

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said the death toll in the illegal refinery explosion in Imo State has risen to 110.

The agency’s Head of Operations in the state, Mr Ifeanyi Nnaji, confirmed the toll in an interview with newsmen on Monday.

It was reported that an unconfirmed number of people were killed in the explosion that occurred at an illegal refinery site on Friday night.

The unauthorised refining plant is located within Abaeze, a community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government of the state.

While giving an update on the incident three days later, Nnaji revealed that authorities were planning a mass burial of the victims of the explosion.

Ameen J. Kantyok

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