Thick inferno from the incident razed several houses while several people were burnt behond recognition, Blueprint reports.
It was gathered that many vehicles plying the Benin-Agbor-Asaba expressway were also engulfed in the fire which started around 7pm.
The gas plant was said to have been built within residential area resulting to the tragedy.
Eyewitness said many persons who sustained different degrees of burnt were rushed to different hospitals in the area. Some of them reportedly died later.
“One person was burnt alive from the report available. Many were injured, it was a massive incident. Our men were going round the hospitals to know how many persons were injured. The gas plant was built around residential area and many houses around were affected,” he said.