Explosion rocks Umuahia Catholic cathedral


An explosion on Tuesday rocked the diocesan headquarters of the Catholic Archdiocese of Umuahia, popularly called Mater Dei Catholic Cathedral, on Azikiwe Road in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

It was gathered that the explosion, which occurred on the church premises at about 2.45pm, caused pandemonium in the area as residents, who were taken by surprise, ran for safety, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

Sources at the cathedral revealed the explosion was caused by an old abandoned petrol tank, which had been buried underground and long forgotten.

– Dec. 12, 2018 @ 11:25 GMT /


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