‘Phone light’ Explosion kills Two In Akwa Ibom

‘Phone light’ Explosion kills Two In Akwa Ibom

Phone Light explosion has killed not less than two persons in Akwa Ibom State.

According to PUNCH, the incident happened at Nwaniba Road in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

PUNCH reports that from the sources gathered, a tenant used his phone torchlight for illumination before striking a match to ignite his gas cylinder, which immediately exploded, killing him and one other person.

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“The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 6. Everywhere was still dark. A 21-year-old tenant staying in a one-room apartment wanted to cook in the early hours before going to work. He lit the gas cooker, not knowing that it was leaking. Jamb Result

”I was staying in my room when I heard an explosion. By the time I rushed out to the room, there was thick smoke all over the room; fire was raging. No one could enter.”

Speaking, the Director of the Akwa Ibom State Fire Service, Ubong Umoh said, “Two persons were killed in the gas explosion and it happened because one of them was using phone light. Information Guide Nigeria

“This is what we in the fire department have been preaching against that people should not use phone light near gas cookers.”

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Idongesit Akpa-Ayang

Idongesit is a graduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo. Currently working as a news reporter at InfoGuide Nigeria.

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