An explosion in Yola, Adamawa State has claimed two lives, according to reports.

The device was said to have exploded after some young residents of the area lit a fire to warm themselves and mistakenly threw an unidentified object into the flames.

The incident has been confirmed by the Chairman of the Local Government, Mohammed Jibrilla.

“The development was followed by an explosion which killed one person on the spot while the second died shortly before admission at the Yola Specialist Hospital. Two other injured youths are now on admission in the hospital,” Jibrilla said.

The incident was also confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Othman Abubakar.