The police in Cross River State have confirmed that a total of 3 casualties have so far been recorded as a result of the gas explosion which occurred on Friday at the banking hall of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Calabar Branch.
Public Relations Officer of the Cross River State Police Command, John Elu announced the death of three persons, while 10 others were severely injured
“As of yesterday, being Friday, 20 CBN staff members were injured and two were in critical condition immediately after the gas explosion.
“We have been monitoring the situation closely and I can confirm to you that three of the victims are dead, while 10 are in critical condition.
“Investigation is still ongoing to unravel the cause of the explosion.
“We will continue to monitor the victims as we pray for their survival and quick recovery’’, he said.
“I wish to say categorically that the explosion was not a bomb blast by Boko Haram insurgents as it is being rumoured in some corners.
“Our men from the Explosive Ordinance Department were on ground at the scene of the accident. “Their investigation shows that it was a gas cylinder explosion from one of the units in the building that caused the blast”, he explained.