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One killed in gas explosion in Damaturu

24 August 2016, 21:31

Abuja - One person has died after a gas explosion occurred in Damaturu from a welding tanker, which made people run for their safety, Punch reported.

Army spokesperson, George Okupe, confirms that the explosion came from a welding tanker that a welder was working for a soldier.

The welder died instantly, while a soldier and another civilian sustained serious injuries. They are currently receiving treatment at the Specialists Hospital in Damaturu.

Also read: Gas explosion kills 10 in Edo State

An investigation has been opened by the by the army as to what the actual cause for the pipe to explode is.

People have been told to not panic and continue with their normal businesses.

Earlier in the year in Calabar, a gas cylinder caused an explosion where it left many died while several others were injured.

Normalcy has since been restored in the town.

For more on this story visit Punch


- News24


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