Eleven people on Wednesday in Abuja suffered various degrees of burns from a gas explosion that occurred at Rosy Restaurant Area 11. Newsmen report that the victims who were immediately taken to Asokoro general hospital suffered some 40 to 50 degree of burns.
A pregnant woman, who simply identified herself as Ajayi who works at the restaurant, said that they were all going about their normal businesses when the gas suddenly exploded.
She was, however, attended to by the hospital management to know if she would be transferred to where she would be given a better treatment.
Rachael Awu, another attendant at the restaurant and one of the victims of the explosion, said she was attending to her duty when the explosion rocked the restaurant “I was serving customers and I went to pack meal, as I looked back I just heard the explosion. “The fire started from the back of the restaurant where one of the cylinders was stationed. I was facing outside and when I tried to look back, I saw fire from the explosion.
One of the gas cylinder was stationed outside the restaurant in the open space, and there is another gas inside where we used to put meat. She said that the gas cylinder outside was the one that exploded.