Explosion at Canadian High Commission kills 2

A generator explosion at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja, claimed two casualties on Monday.

The explosion, according to an eye witness, came with thick smoke from the generator house of the High Commission located on Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja at 11:30am.

The source who spoke with Daily Sun on condition of anonymity, said the scenario seemed as if the underground tank of the High Commission exploded.

The source said: “It exploded twice. I leant that they don’t use NEPA (defunct National Electric Power Authority, now Power Holding Company of Nigeria), but uses generator 24 hours.”

Speaking further, the source said a technician at the High Commission and another staff, were alleged to have gone to the generator room, apparently to carry out some repairs when the explosion happened.

“They were burnt beyond recognition, one black (local staff) and another diplomatic staff,” the Daily Sun source further said.

When contacted, an official of the Canadian High Commission who spoke with Daily Sun, declined to comment on the incident.

The official who spoke with Daily Sun at 12:43pm, said: “I can’t talk to you right now.”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top