Nigeria: Two killed in generator explosion at Canadian embassy – FEMA
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday explained the circumstances that led to the deaths of two Nigerians at the Canadian Embassy in Abuja.
In a short statement, the agency’s spokesperson, Nkechi Isa, confirmed that a diesel tank explosion was the cause of the fire that destroyed part of the diplomatic building.
According to Mr. Isa, at around 10:45 a.m., a five-person team from JMD was servicing two MIKANO generators when a diesel tank exploded in the generator house of the High Commission. It is said that it exploded.
She said: “One of the generators was working and the other was supposed to be under repair when a tank containing 2,000 liters of diesel exploded in the generator room.
“Personnel who were servicing the generator Two of them died in the explosion, while two others survived with severe burns and were rushed to the National Hospital Trauma Center in Abuja.”