Eight people have died from inhaling toxic fumes after an accidental blast hit a water treatment plant near Jos, local officials said. Some 100 others were also hospitalised
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a barrel of chlorine exploded in the Dogon Karfe plant in the south of Jos, releasing toxic chlorine vapour, citing regional spokesman Samuel Emmanuel Nanle.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong sympathized with the families of the eight victims and wished the 101 survivors who were being treated in the hospital a speedy recovery, according to the statement.
Although the cause of the blast is still unknown remain unclear though measures have been taken to “guard against future reoccurrence” of the incident, Nanle said.