An explosion at a gas processing plant on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said.
Chisom Udoakonobi, a newly married pregnant first graduate, was also confirmed dead alongside her husband on Sunday morning.
Apparently, the newly wedded couple were expecting their first child.
Nigerians on twitter have been mourning the beautiful couple since the report emerged.
@tamara_Ebiere: Among others, this couple’s lives were lost to the #festacexplosion , I felt the pain. And an insensitive adult who calls herself Titan or Titanic chose to make light of the unfortunate incident. Sad! #festacexplosion
@GospelJosiah·;Chisom is a pregnant woman who is living peacefully with her wonderful husband in their young marriage. But this gas explosion has brought an entire family to the end of their stay on earth. They’re both dead #abuleado
@Victornkemjika·: The number of people who died in the Explosion this morning will look like statistics until you have a friend or family member in the number , I’m so pained tonight !!! Nigeria would test your strength , RIP Chisom and RIP to your husband too
@vicdeji3: It’s so sad how we keep losing young, talented, beautiful & smart potential leaders to avoidable deaths caused by a failed system. I cried reading about d tragic death of Chisom & her husband as a result of d Eplosion. Comments under d post made me cry d more. #festacexplosion