President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep regret over the death of tens of people in Anambra State following an industrial gas explosion on the eve of Christmas.
The president, in a statement Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, described the incident as an unfortunate tragedy.
Buhari said he was greatly shaken and shocked by such large-scale loss of human lives in a single industrial accident which, he said, cast a gloom on the families of the victims “who were looking forward to a joyous Christmas celebration”.
President Buhari extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the government of Anambra State.
“My heart and prayers go out to these grieving families at this difficult and painful moment”, the president said.