BEVERLY HILLS, March 18, (THEWILL) – Scores of people on Wednesday sustained various degrees of injuries following a gas explosion that rocked a popular Ilorin filling station, Bovas.
The incident occurred at the company’s filling station at Offa Garage, Ilorin and saw many people around the area scampering for safety.
“The explosion happened around some minutes to 11 a.m. and we just heard a loud bang and smoke taking over the whole filling station. And we all scampered to safety not knowing what was happening. In the ensuing melee, several people sustained bruises, while some of those in the filling station like hawkers, petrol attendants and those buying fuel were injured,” a bread-seller close to the filling station, Mrs. Iyabo Olorunnisola, said
She however called on the management of filling stations in the state to always provide insurance cover for their workers who might sustain serious injuries during any incident in the station.
Also, a shop owner, Mr. Azeez Iyiola said “The explosion was from the commercial gas plant located inside the filling station.
“It was dispensing and suddenly exploded, it was however immediately brought under control, although several people sustained varying degrees of injuries.”