December 25, 2015 / 12:00 PM / 4 years ago

'Tens of people' killed in Nigerian gas plant blast: presidency

ABUJA (Reuters) - Tens of people were killed by an explosion at a gas plant in southern Nigeria, the presidency said Friday.

“My heart and prayers go out to these grieving families at this difficult and painful moment,” President Muhammadu Buhari said in a statement.

The explosion happened on Thursday in Anambra state.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Louise Ireland

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