Harvest of deaths in gas explosion in nasarawa. Gas explosion in Lafia, the Capital of Nasarawa state, the explosion has left over 60 people receiving treatment at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital. Harvest of deaths in gas explosion in nasarawa
The explosion which happened on Monday morning at about 10 to 11am, According to eye witness the explosion that
occurred was as a result of a gas leakage from Monaco gas refill station, located within the premises of Natson petrol station.
The owner of the gas station took off immediately to safety before the raging fire from the road eventually enveloped
the petrol and gas stations, burning them to ashes with all the people in the station at that time. The incident which
occurred during the visit to the PDP secretariat by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, left those who earlier converged at the party Secretariat running for their dear lives.
the casualty unit of the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, was cluttered with bodies of victims of the gas explosion
as medical personnel of the hospital struggle to save their lives.
This was even as sympathizers came out in hundreds at the hospital premises.
to catch a quick view of the horrific incident.
students of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia who were going to the school for lectures as at that time,
and persons travelling on that road at the period of the explosion. Harvest of deaths in gas explosion in nasarawa.
An eyewitness, said the leak gas did not cause immediate damage to the gas and petrol stations until it made contact
with the exhaust of motorcyclists and commercial vehicles setting over 30 ablaze in an instant also burning the occupants.