An explosion in the generator house at the Canadian Embassy in the Federal Capital Territory resulted in the deaths of two individuals, with two others hospitalised at the National Hospital Trauma Centre due to severe burns.
The incident happened at about 10:45 am on Monday. Reports say the two MIKANO engines were being serviced by a five-man team from JMD company.
The incident occurred while one of the power-generating sets was operational, and the other one was undergoing maintenance.
It was gathered that the tank of diesel in the generator house, containing 2000 litres exploded which sparked the fire.
Two of the personnel servicing the generator were fatally injured and two persons survived and are on admission at the National Hospital Trauma Centre with severe burns.
The FCT Fire Service was able to contain the fire around 12.30 p.m. The victims were Nigerians, Nigerian Tribune gathered.
Reacting to the incident, the Acting Director General of FEMA, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim Sabo called for caution in the handling of petroleum products, particularly with the onset of the dry season.
Sabo appealed to residents to always use the 112 emergency toll-free number in the event of a disaster.