Benue News: Seven Sustain Injury In Gas Explosion
File photo of explosion. Image courtesy Channels TV

No fewer than seven persons escaped death when a gas tanker exploded on Monday at the premises of Bolek Filling Station located adjacent the Benue State University College of Health Sciences in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, Concise News reports.

According to The Guardian, the seven victims, among whom were two members of staff of the filling station, two students of the Benue State University (BSU) and three other customers sustained severe burns and are now receiving treatment at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi.

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The Manager of the filling station, John Ekpo, says the incident occurred at about 6:00 p.m shortly after a gas tanker had completed discharging gas at the station. Ekpo says the gas tanker was trying to move out of the station when suddenly it exploded leaving everyone within the station in disarray.