The Delta State Government says it has deposited the N3m at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, for the treatment of victims of the Agbor gas explosion

Over 10 persons reportedly died while many sustained various degrees of injuries during Friday night gas explosion in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mordi Ononye, who disclosed this on Sunday, said they were in Benin on Saturday to ascertain the condition of the victims of the gas explosion.

Ononye assured the relatives and patients at the hospital of government’s resolve to stand by them and promised that the state government would not abandon them.

He said, “On hearing of the explosion, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa immediately directed us to visit the victims with the view to getting firsthand information on their welfare and also assist them with money for their treatment.

“The governor’s good gesture was borne out of the fact that he has compassion for the wellbeing of Deltans and residents alike.

“For those who had made one payment or the other for treatment since they were referred to the hospital, the state government will see to it that they get refunded.”