Tuesday 27th June, 2017
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CBN gas explosion: Police confirm 3 dead, 10 critically injured

CBN gas explosion: Police confirm 3 dead, 10 critically injured

The Cross River State Police Com­mand has confirmed three persons dead and 10 others in critical condi­tion due to Friday’s gas cylinder ex­plosion at the Central Bank of Nige­ria (CBN), Calabar.
The state PPRO, Mr. John Eluu, disclosed this yesterday in an inter­view with newsmen.
Eluu said 20 members of staff of the bank were injured in the explo­sion which occurred at about 11am, while two others were in critical con­dition.
“As at yesterday, Friday, 20 CBN staff members were injured and two were in critical condition immedi­ately after the gas explosion.
“We have been monitoring the situation closely and I can confirm to you that three of the victims are dead, while 10 are in critical condi­tion. Investigation is still ongoing to unravel the cause of the explosion.
“We will continue to monitor the victims as we pray for their survival and quick recovery’’, he said and dis­missed the rumour in some quarters that the explosion was a detonated bomb by Boko Haram insurgents.
“I wish to say categorically that the explosion was not a bomb blast by Boko Haram insurgents as is be­ing rumoured in some corners. Our men from the Explosive Ordinance Department were on ground at the scene of the accident. Their investi­gation shows that it was a gas cylin­der explosion.”

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