President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his condolence to the government and people of Nasarawa State government over the gas explosion that occurred Monday.
The incident which happened on Monday left at least 10 people dead with many others severely injured in Lafia, the state capital.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has offered his condolences to the government and people of Nasarawa State over the tragic fire incident which started from a petrol station, killing several persons and destroying vehicles and several shops in Lafiya earlier today,” a statement from the Presidency said.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who signed the statement said President Buhari consoled the families of the victims.
He added that the president also appealed to the state and federal authorities, as well as well-meaning persons in Nasarawa to ensure that best medical assistance was provided to the injured persons, saying he wished that such tragedy never happened in any part of the country.
During a visit to the scene of the incident, Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Silas Agara, said the government had launched an investigation into the explosion, which he described as unfortunate.