Two Dead in Inferno at Canadian High Commission in Abuja

Two people were killed and two others sustained injuries after fire razed a part of the High Commission of Canada in Abuja on Monday. Daily…

Two people were lost with the same number sustaining serious injuries from the fire outbreak at the High Commission of Canada in Abuja on Monday,

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The source who spoke anonymously to ThisDay, said the fire could have caused more damage if not for the timely intervention of men of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) that put out the raging inferno.

The source said: “The fire started from the generator house, not the main building, and we were lucky to have the fire fighters in time to put out the fire, the damage could have been worse.”

Another source told journalists that: “There is a diesel tank close to the generator house and I think maybe because of the temperature, the diesel tank exploded.

“A service provider from a generating servicing plant – They have a service provider who usually comes to service their generators but I will not like to mention the name – lost one of their personnel and one of the staff of the embassy died too.”

“The other two that were injured are in the hospital getting medical attention,” the source added.

An attempt at getting the confirmation of the incident from the spokesperson of the High Commission, Damilade Kosemani was unsuccessful as he did not pick his call nor reply to message dropped on his mobile.

Michael Olugbode in Abuja