Tragic Transformer Explosion Claims Six Lives in Plateau State

Tragic Transformer Explosion Claims Six Lives in Plateau State

Tragic Transformer Explosion Claims Six Lives in Plateau State

An electrical transformer explosion in Kabong Central Community, a suburb within Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, has left a devastating impact, resulting in the loss of six lives and numerous injuries.

Explosion Rocks Kabong Central Community

In the early hours of Saturday, around 2 a.m., the tranquility of Kabong Central Community was shattered by a sudden and violent electrical transformer explosion.

This tragic incident sent shockwaves throughout the area, causing widespread panic and fear among the residents.

The explosion also triggered a massive fire, compounding the disaster.

Scores Injured, Property Destroyed

In addition to the loss of life, scores of people were left injured, with many rushed to medical facilities for treatment.

The damage extended beyond human casualties, as the ensuing fire destroyed numerous shops, resulting in estimated losses amounting to millions of naira.

Confirmation from Plateau State Police Command

The State Police Command’s Spokesman, DSP Alfred Alabo, confirmed the incident, expressing the police’s awareness of the tragedy that unfolded in Kabong Central.

He reported that six people lost their lives in the explosion, while two others suffered critical injuries.

One of the injured individuals is currently receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos, while the other is under the care of Jos University Teaching Hospital.

Investigation Underway

While it is believed that an electrical explosion caused the fire incident, the exact circumstances leading to this tragic event are not yet clear.

Preliminary reports have indicated an electrical malfunction, but a comprehensive investigation has been initiated to unravel the precise cause of the fire.

As authorities delve into the details of this unfortunate incident, the community mourns the loss of six lives and grapples with the aftermath of this devastating explosion.

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