A suspected electrical explosion has claimed the life of six persons in Kabong Central Community, a suburb within Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The incident, which occurred on Saturday at about 2 am, left two others critically injured.
KOKO TV NG gathered that the explosion at a transformer triggered fire within the vicinity.
According to a source in the community, “the blast sent shockwaves throughout the area, causing widespread panic and fear among the residents.
“Also destroyed are shops, with losses estimated to be in millions of naira.”
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When contacted, the Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo confirmed the incident to KOKO TV NG.
Alabo said, “Yes we are aware of the incident at Kabong Central, which claimed the lives of six people and left two critically injured.
“As I speak to you, I have visited the family of the deceased on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Julius Alawari, to condole with them.”
“However, preliminary reports said that the fire incident was caused by an electrical explosion in the area.
“But I can’t really say what actually happened, as investigation has commenced unraveling what led to the fire incident”, he maintained.
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