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Gas Explosion Kills Welder, Injures Soldier In Damaturu Yobe State

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August 24, 2016 – Gas Explosion Kills Welder, Injures Soldier In Damaturu Yobe State

A welding gas explosion in Damaturu on Wednesday killed one person and caused panic, making people scamper for safety.

Lt. George Okupe, the Army spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN.

“It was an accidental explosion from a welding tank when a welder was working on a pipe for a soldier.
“The welder died instantly while the soldier and one other civilian sustained injuries and are responding to treatment at the Specialists Hospital Damaturu,” Okupe said.

The Army spokesman said the situation had been brought under control but that investigation was ongoing.
He urged the people not to panic but to go about their normal businesses.

Okupe solicited the support and cooperation of the people, saying “the fight against insurgency is still on and requires collective responsibility”.

Normalcy has since returned to the town as people go about their normal activities.




  1. fifelomo

    August 24, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Eeeyah rip to the dead.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    August 24, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    TOO BAD! HE COULD have been a panel beater or something.

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 25, 2016 at 7:04 AM

    this is really sad..

  4. Sweetchy

    August 25, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    So unfortunate.
    RIP to the dead.

  5. Maryf

    August 25, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    RIP for the dead

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