Gas explosion kills many in Akure

The incident is said to have occurred at about 7pm while gas was being sold at the station located along Arakale road in the state capital.

A gas explosion which occurred in Akure, Ondo State on Saturday, December 13, has left many people dead and several others injured.

The incident is said to have occurred at about 7pm while gas was being sold at the station located along Arakale Road in the state capital.

“We just heard a loud explosion and fire coming out of the gas station and we all ran. The fire suddenly engulfed the cars parked along the road and the buildings surrounding it,” a witness told Punch.

No official casualty figure has been released but many are believed to have died due to a delay in the arrival of firefighters to the scene.

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