- Some children have reportedly been injured in Federal Capital Territory after a gas explosion occurred in their area
- According to reports, the incident occurred at an uncompleted building area of Dagiri, around Gwagwalada Area Council in FCT
- Following this development, some shops have reportedly been affected by the inferno as eyewitnesses disclosed those injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital
Abuja, FCT- A report by Daily Trust indicates that at least five people, including three children, have been seriously injured when a gas cylinder exploded and burst into flames in the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).
The explosion took place at the uncompleted building area of Dagiri not far from the Lokoja/Abuja road in Gwagwalada.
Eyewitnesses said the injured have been rushed to Zamad Hospital in the Dagiri area of Gwagwalada.
How it happened
The eyewitnesses told the newspaper that trouble started when a customer came to buy fuel and was frantically making calls.
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“We can’t really say what happened, but all we heard was an explosion, boom.”
At least, four shops were affected by the inferno.
Gas tanker explodes in Lagos
Eyewitnesses claimed that flames from the explosion were wind-borne to parts of the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza near a well-known hotel.
With the help of Lagos fire service personnel and officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the fire was quenched about two hours after the explosion.
Miraculous escape: Lagos explosion scene survivor recounts ordeal
In a related report, a survivor of the recent gas explosion in Lagos state has narrated his ordeal and provided a detailed account of how the horrible incident happened on Thursday night, June 17.
The survivor identified as Peter narrating how he narrowly escaped said he was resting in a car at OPIC plaza when he felt an unusual coldness of his feet.
Peter speaking exclusively to The Punch on Friday, June 18, claimed that by the time he came out of the car around 11 pm to observe the situation, he saw a gas-laden truck stationed in front of OPIC Plaza.