Explosion rocks Kogi beer parlour; 3 dead

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By Thompson Yamput/NAN

No fewer than three persons have died and many others were injured in an explosion that occurred in Kabba, Kogi late on Wednesday.

According to sources, the incident occurred at a beer parlour around Lewu Junction in Kabba town at about 9:45 pm.

“I heard a loud sound not far from where I was and as I went there, I saw three bodies while the injured were taken to hospital.

“The injured were taken to St. John’s General Hospital in Kabba for medical attention,” the source explained.

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Also, a commercial motorbike rider, who identified himself simply as Dele said: “it was a bomb blast because the sound was so devastating as people died and several others were injured.

“I saw how the victims were picked and taken to the hospital by security personnel in Kabba,” Dele said.

However, Kogi Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Egbuka, clarified, saying that reports indicated that it was a gas explosion and not a bomb blast.

Egbuka said that the police were on top of the situation and that he would give more details on the explosion after investigations.

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