Plateau: Explosion Kills 6, Injures 2 Others


A suspected electrical explosion on Saturday killed no fewer than six persons in Kabong Central Community, a suburb within Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Two others, it was learnt, were also injured in the incident that happened in wee hours of Saturday.

The explosion at a transformer was said to have triggered fire within the vicinity, which sent shockwaves throughout the area, a community source said.

Said the source: “The blast sent shockwaves throughout the area, causing widespread panic and fear among the residents. Also destroyed are shops, with losses estimated to be in millions of Naira.”

DSP Alfred Alabo, Plateau State Police Command Spokesman, who confirmed the Incident, noted that investigation had commenced to unravel what led to the fire incident.

Said he: “Yes we are aware of the incident at Kabong Central, which claimed the lives of six people and left two critically injured.

“One of the injured persons is receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, while the other is receiving treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

“As I speak to you, I have visited the family of the deceased on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Julius Alawari, to condole with them”.

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