Spate of gas explosion incidents reported in West Africa
05 February 2018
According to Pulse, four people have reportedly been killed and many others injured in a gas station explosion in Edo state, in south central Nigeria. In a similar incident two weeks ago, a gas plant in Magodo, Lagos State, also exploded leaving two dead and many others injured.
The Nigerian Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has urged the media to sensitise the public to the dangers of any form of explosion and provide guidance on how to respond in such situations.
Over the same weekend two were killed and two others injured in a tanker explosion in Ghana.
The incident took place after a tanker driver took his vehicle to a welding shop for repairs, according to Empire News.
In Benin, three are feared dead after a gas explosion at an IDDS gas plant in Benin City. Two were injured and have been hospitalised.
The Nation reported sources saying the explosion was caused by a leak in a pipe.