A gas explosion occurred early morning of Monday in Lafia, Nasawa state injured about 12 people. A gas leak caused the explosion in one of the Filling Station in Lafia as reported by the Nation.
According to a report by The Nation, the explosion happened around 10 am as a result of a gas leakage from the Monaco gas refill station located on the premises of Natson petrol station.
An eyewitness reported that the explosion happened after the leakage made contact with the exhaust of commercial motorcyclists in the area, leading to a fire that burnt several vehicles and their occupants.
50 people were left with various degrees of burns and had to be rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH). The victims were transported to the health facility by sympathisers and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Many of the victims were reportedly rushed to DASH unconscious and naked as their clothes burnt off their bodies.
The state government has directed that all victims should be transferred to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, for treatment with DASH deemed unable to accommodate their needs.