The Plateau state government has confirmed that eight people lost their lives today in an explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, Plateau state. Over 100 people are reportedly receiving treatment from injuries sustained in the explosion.
The Plateau state government in a statement through the director of public affairs said ;
“One hundred and one (101) people are receiving treatment at OLA Hospital, Evangel Hospital (Jankwano), Plateau Specialist Hospital and Airforce Hospital, some of which have been discharged,” the statement said. “Eight (8) people have been confirmed dead as a result of the inhalation of the contaminated air.”
“There was an excess Chlorine inhalation from an exploded Chlorine Cylinder by residents around the Lamingo Water Board Treatment Plant.
“The contamination has been contained and does not affect the water supplied to Public Mains. Water from the public mains is safe for consumption and is not affected in anyway.”