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KWARA: Pandemonium As Gas Explosion Rocks Popular Filling Station In Ilorin


Residents In Offa Thrown Into Panic, Sustain Injuries As Gas Explodes In Popular Filling Station.

Residents around Offa Garage area in Ilorin Kwara state panic following gas explosion which at the gas section of Bovas, a popular filling station in Offa.

Information reaching the news desk of MediaOrchid reveals many including tricycle operators, vendors, passersby and commercial motorcyclists have sustained different levels of injury due to stampede caused by attempts to escape the fire.

A source and one of the many shop owners in the around the filling station revealed that the incident took place at about 11am today Wednesday.


“We just heard a loud bang and smoke taking over the whole filling station, we all scampered for safety not knowing what was happening.

“ In the ensuing melee, several people sustained bruises, while some of those in the filling station like hawkers, petrol attendant and those buying fuel were injured,” she said. 

According to another source, 

“The explosion was from the commercial gas plant located inside the filling station.

“It was dispensing and suddenly exploded.

“It was, however, immediately brought under control, although several people sustained varying degrees of injury. ”

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