Numerous deaths after Nigeria gas explosion

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An explosion at an industrial gas operation in southern Nigeria has left many dead. Reports of casualties vary from scores to over 100. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blast.

CCTV’s Deji Badmus filed this update Friday.

Numerous deaths after Nigeria gas explosion

An explosion at an industrial gas operation in southern Nigeria has left many dead. Reports of casualties vary from scores to over 100. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blast. Deji Badmus reports from Lagos.

Nigeria’s president says the number of deaths is below 100. Reports are that people had been queuing for hours to refill gas tanks for cooking before Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Christian city of Nnewi in southern Nigeria, when the explosion at a gas tanker occurred.

Up to 100 dead at Nigeria gas plant explosion

CCTV’s Deji Badmus spoke to CCTV America via phone after the blast.

Up to 100 dead at Nigeria gas plant explosion

An explosion at an industrial gas plant in southern Nigeria has left scores dead. Reports of casualties vary from 35 to over 100. Authorities are investigating the cause of the blast. CCTV's Deji Badmus spoke to CCTV America via phone.