Two people have perished and 11 others sustained injuries as a gas cylinder explodes inside a garage in Azare town, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
LEADERSHIP learnt that the explosion occurred inside a garage located along Jama’are road, on Monday afternoon.
Sources told this medium that a driver of a trailer drove into the garage with the intention of effecting some repairs in the workshop from a welder, who was using a cylinder for his routine.
“While in the process of welding, an explosion erupted from another welder who was using gas to weld in another vehicle.
“The fire from the explosion then spread to where the trailer was parked and it immediately caught fire and torched people around the garage.
“This caused pandemonium as people scampered for safety from the raging flame burning many in the process”, the source said.
Reports say the trailer driver who was trying to drive out of the scene was overpowered by ravaging flames from the explosion.
He died as he struggles to get out.About 11 other people were said to have been seriously burnt and were currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center and the General Hospital all in Azare Town.
Messages dropped to the Bauchi Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil on WhatsApp were not responded to as at press time.