President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sympathized with the Canadian government, diplomatic community, and all persons affected by a fire incident which occurred on Monday at the Canadian High Commission in Abuja.

The President, in his message, assured the Canadian authorities of the full support of the Nigerian government in the aid of diplomatic and local staff of the High Commission who were particularly affected by the incident.

President Tinubu also prayed for the repose of the departed souls and wishes all injured persons a rapid and full recovery.

According to reports, two persons was killed in the fire incident that occurred at the generator house of the High Commission located on Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.

The Head of Public Affairs of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, Nkechi Isa, confirmed the development.

Nkechi said: “A diesel tank explosion in the generator house at the Canadian Embassy in the Federal Capital Territory has left two persons dead and two hospitalized at the National Hospital Trauma Centre with severe burns. The incident happened at about 10:45 am (Monday).

“One of the power-generating sets was said to be working, while the other one was being serviced. The fire occurred when the tank of diesel in the generator house, containing 2000 litres of diesel, exploded.

“Two of the personnel servicing the generator were fatally injured, and two people survived and are on admission at the National Hospital Trauma Centre with severe burnt.”

However, FCT Fire Service were able to contain the fire around 12.30 pm.

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