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PHOTO: Two dead as many injured in Nassarawa Gas explosion

Two dead as many injured in Nassarawa Gas explosion
Two dead as many injured in Nassarawa Gas explosion

Nassarawa state a few hours ago experienced an unfortunate event, as gas explosion rocked the state capital Lafia with two reportedly dead and many injured and are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

According to the figures available to us as at the time of this report, two persons have been confirmed dead while 37 others injured (various degree of injuries) while the Deputy Governor of Nassarawa state Mr Silas Agara, has since visited the site of the accident.

The Nassarawa State Deputy Governor during  his on-the-spot assessment visit to the scene of the incident that the government would take the necessary steps to unravel the cause of the accident as safety workers clear the area.

Agara, accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Yahaya Bello, and Chairman, Lafia Local Government, Malam Aminu Muazu, described the explosion which occurred at Monaco Gas plant within the premises of Natson Filling station on Jos Road, Lafia, as most unfortunate.

He expressed his condolences and sympathy to the victims on behalf of Gov. Umaru Al-Makur and assured the people of government’s readiness to respond to the emergency and ensure a thorough investigation of the incident.

Agara applauded the security and emergency response teams for their quick intervention and advised the public to stay away from the scene to allow relevant agencies carry out their investigation into the matter.

He and his entourage later visited the 37 victims with various degrees of injuries at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia.

On the casualty figure, Mrs Faustina Alegbe, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in the State, told NAN that two persons died while 37 people were injured.

“So far, 37 people are receiving treatment in the hospital but two have been confirmed dead by the doctors.

“Tomorrow, we will go back to the hospital to do an update. But I can tell you that I was in the hospital myself to do a physical count and as at now, 37 are receiving treatment with two dead,” she said.

(NAN).

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