Addressing the incident that occurred, Dr. Esom Goddy Obodo, the Managing Director Adapalm stated that an industrial accident took place in Adapalm on Thursday afternoon.
He narrated that the door of the sterilizer was forced open by pressure while fruit cooking was ongoing, leading to an explosion that wounded five persons.
The Managing Director disclosed that the management quickly rushed the victims to St. Anthony hospital, Amafor near the factory for first aid and later moved them to FMC Owerri.
He disclosed that the patients are responding to treatment but sadly, one person gave up this morning.
He stated that the cause of the explosion is yet to be determined but investigations are ongoing.