Men of the kwara state fire service avert inferno that could have razed a filling station in Ilorin
No fewer than 20 people sustained injuries at the gas explosion that happened today at a popular filling station Bovas, along Garage Offa in Ilorin.
The Kwara State Fire Service arrived at scene to avert the fire outbreak which starts around 11:00 a.m at Bovas Filling Station.
The Brigade was summoned to the scene about 11:19hrs of today, through a telephone call.
The incident which was said to be caused by a toyota car that came to refill at the filling station. And in his way out of the station, he suddenly hit the connected fitted pipes of the gas plant and eventually led to the profuse leakage of gas.
However, the Kwara State Fire Service were able to prevent the escaped gas and the plant from explosion by continuous cooling until the whole fittings were properly normalized.
The Director of State Fire, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa urged the public to be more careful, and advised the filling stations to procure all the necessary safety equipments at their various stations.