An explosion that occurred on Thursday at Chikason Group gas plant in Nnewi just few hours to Christmas killed at least 100 people.
The fire at Chikason factory razed several buildings nearby and raged for over three hours.
A source said: "It is a pity… Thank God for saving my sister and her family from the incident. They live very close to the plant. As it is now, they have carried up to 20 corpses along the road."
According to the Red Cross representatives, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the fire started with a gas explosion killing about six persons on the spot.
The photos of the incident show gruesome scenes with burnt bodies. Reportedly, victims of the explosion were moved to the Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) in Nnewi.
WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS!