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How Two Died, Others Injured In Canadian Embassy In Abuja | READ DETAILS

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How Two Died, Others Injured In Canadian Embassy In Abuja | READ DETAILS

The Canadian embassy in the Central Business District of Abuja, was on Monday, gutted by fire.

According to the Head of Public Affairs of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, Nkechi Isa, the fire inferno which started about 10:30am, was caused by a diesel explosion in the generator house of the Embassy.

The fire occurred when a five-man team from a JMD company went in to service the Mikano generators used by the Embassy.

“A diesel tank explosion in the generator house at the Canadian Embassy in the Federal Capital Territory has left two persons dead and two hospitalized at the National Hospital Trauma Centre with severe burns. The incident happened at about 10:45 am today.

“One of the power-generating sets was said to be working, while the other one was being serviced. The fire occurred when the tank of diesel in the generator house, containing 2000 litres of diesel, exploded.

“Two of the personnel servicing the generator were fatally injured, and two people survived and are on admission at the National Hospital Trauma Centre with severe burns” Isa said.

The fire incident claimed the lives of two, while others who are all Nigerians, were badly injured and admitted at the Trauma Centre of the National Hospital Abuja.

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