2 killed in Chevron facility explosion

ChevronKunle Kalejaye 06 April 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – A chemical explosion which rocked Escravos Gas to Liquid, EGTL plant operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State,  Tuesday killed two staff of two contracting firms to the company.

The incident, which occurred at about 10 a.m., disrupted work at the plant for several hours as efforts were made to douse the resulting fire.

It was gathered that some workers of the two contracting firms to Chevron were working in a portakabin compactment stucked with chemicals when the explosion occurred.

Sources disclosed that by the time the situation was brought under control, one staff of the contracting firms was found dead while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

It was also gathered that one of the injured workers later died while being taken to Warri for urgent medical attention.

Security agents are however investigating the cause of the chemical explosion at the time of filing this report.


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