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Residents Thrown Into Confusion As Explosion Rocks Abuja

The incident took place around 8.30 pm, near a location known as the Police Junction, Gwagwa.  

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Residents Thrown Into Confusion As Explosion Rocks Abuja

 

Residents of Gwagwa were thrown into confusion Friday evening after an explosion rocked the community.

 

News Week Nigeria reports that a gas explosion rocked Gwagwa town in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

 

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Residents were thrown into confusion Friday evening after a truck conveying gas exploded in the community.

 

The incident took place around 8.30 pm, near a location known as the Police Junction, Gwagwa.

 

Some eyewitnesses who spoke to Daily Trust, said the truck driver had suddenly parked at the spot and alerted people to run.

 

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A resident, Sani Khalid, said a cover attached to one of the tanker’s compartment, blown up, followed by the content discharge.

 

“And within few minutes the truck caught fire and exploded,” Khalid said.

 

The flame was still raging as of the time of filing this report.

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Residents Thrown Into Confusion As Explosion Rocks Abuja
Explosion Rocks Abuja

 

“No one could ascertain the level of the damage caused by the inferno, as residents were watching the incident from afar,” a resident, Usman Muhammed, said.

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