Lagos - President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a thorough investigation of the chlorine gas explosion in Jos, Plateau State at the weekend, his spokesperson said.
At least 14 people were confirmed dead while scores of others were injured after a chlorine gas cylinder at the Plateau State Lamingo Water Board treatment plant exploded this past weekend.
In a message of commiseration to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Plateau State over the incident, President Buhari said an investigation into the incident was necessary to avoid a recurrence.
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“The investigation should unravel the facts as to whether this was just an accident,” Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson said.
“Whatever is the case, we need to get to the bottom this unfortunate and tragic incident,” the President is quoted as saying.
According to Sheu, Buhari prayed that Allah should grant the souls of those who lost their lives in the explosion peaceful repose and grant a quick recovery to those who were injured in the tragedy.
- CAJ News