Incident

Explosion kill at least 7, injures many in Abuja Open

Category: Fire
Time: 06 Nov 21, 01:28PM
Address: Kubwa Village Market, NYSC Road, Abuja, Nigeria
Reported by: Saliu Juliana

There was pandemonium in the Kubwa village market, a suburb Abuja, as tank full of Kerosene exploded, killing about seven people including a child of five years old, left many others seriously injured. The death toll could be higher. The explosion affected roadside petty traders who were mainly women with children, many passers-by and businesses were affected. Although the FCT Fire Service came to the rescue of the residents, eye witnesses reported that the fire fighters did not arrive swiftly enough. The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

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