Nine Dead In Nigeria Gas Explosion: State Governor
Sumaira FH 7 months ago Tue 11th September 2018 | 10:28 PM
Nine people were killed and dozens more injured, some of them critically, in an explosion and fire at a gas filling station in central Nigeria, the state governor said on Tuesday.
Lafia, Nigeria,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :Nine people were killed and dozens more injured, some of them critically, in an explosion and fire at a gas filling station in central Nigeria, the state governor said on Tuesday.
Thirty-two people were taken to hospital "with many of them in critical condition with severe burns", he said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
An AFP photographer at the scene said many vehicles and some nearby houses were gutted in the inferno.
Firefighters alerted to the initial leak have said they were unable to prevent the blast, which witnesses said was the first of its kind in the city.
Officials say the location of gas filling stations in residential areas is responsible for most accidents.
Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdulallahi, the speaker of Nasarawa House of Assembly, said: "The station should be on the outskirts of the city.
"We are going to come with a law to stop this kind of business in the heart of the city," he told reporters.