Residents Fear Epidemic As Mass Burial Fails to hold

Residents Fear Epidemic As Mass Burial Fails to hold
Residents Fear Epidemic As Mass Burial Fails to hold

There was no mass funeral for those killed in an explosion at an illegal refinery in Imo State.

According to Declan Emelumba, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, the exercise will take place on Monday.

At Abaezi woodland in Abacheke Kpofire Community in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of the state, an illicit oil refinery unexpectedly burst into flames on Friday night, killing at least 110 people.

A probable pandemic has been a source of anxiety for several locals, who claim the odour emanating from the region has become intolerable.

If the bodies of the victims are not disposed of immediately, a resident, identified only as Kevin, told our correspondent that there could be a mass exodus from the community.

There is a terrible smell from the rotting bodies,” he claimed. As much as we can, we encourage the state administration to take action as quickly as possible despite the problems the terrain poses.

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