Scores Feared Dead As Petrol Station Explodes In Nasarawa (SEE VIDEO)


LAGOS SEPTEMBER 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Scores of people were reported to have been killed as petrol station caught fire in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, on Monday.
An eye witness reported that the station caught fire as workers offloaded gas at the plant, adding that shops and houses were also burnt.
Acording to him, the fire, which swiftly spread to the other side of the road, was said to have also caught passers-by, as they scrambled for safety.
A staff member of Nasarawa Fire Service, who confirmed the incident stated that the fire had been brought under control.
“It is true that there was a gas accident in Lafia, but our men are there trying to put out the fire. It is under control,” he stated.
According to a witness, who shared the incident on Twitter, the fire service was responsive in battling the fire, as well as rescuing victims of the explosion.
“The fire service are using their bus to rescue victims and take them to hospitals. Motorcycle riders also assisted in the emergency work by using their motorcycle to carry victims to hospital.”

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