Gas Explosion Rocks Ondo State Capital, Akure
A gas explosion occurred in Akure, the Ondo State capital yesterday evening where several people feared dead.
The incident said to have occurred at about 7 pm ignited fire which affected an unspecified number of people and destroyed vehicles and other property.
Eyewitnesses said the fire started at the station when attendants at the gas station were trying to fill a gas cylinder.
According to an eye witness just heard a loud explosion and fire coming out of the gas station and we all started running,
As at press time, nobody could determine how many people died in the incident as men of the fire service were still battling to put out the fire.
Residents who were angry over the delay of the firefighters in arriving at the scene, attacked the firemen with stones to express their displeasure.
Sources said it took the effort of men from the 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure to curtail the mob and allow the firefighters to do their job.
It was learned that quick rescue effort failed as there were no operational vehicles at the State Fire Station at Alagbaka, Akure.