Monday, 18 February 2013

Photos: Man killed in festac explosion

    An explosion under the Festac Link Bridge, on Monday, killed one person and left another seriously injured.
The impact of the blast left the body parts of Pius Oladele, head of the sand dredgers association in the area, flying in different directions.
Emergency rescue officials, who arrived minutes after the noon incident, used shovel to scoop pieces of bloodied body parts scattered on the ground into a bag.

A police officer, who visited the deceased just before the explosion, identified simply as Inspector Sani, sustained severe injuries and had been rushed to the hospital.
The about 40 inches high concrete pavement on which the deceased was seated was shattered, some of the blocks flying into the lagoon
But Umar Manko, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, who was at the explosion site a few hours later, tried to play down the incident. He said there was no need to panic:

“It is not the type of explosion that Nigerians are used to of recent. Just somebody trying to play games here and there by using common battery put in a torchlight, that’s what we found there,”

He also said the incident might be an assassination. See pics after cut...Viewers discretion advised.

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