At least eight people have been confirmed dead and many others injured following a chemical explosion at the Plateau Water Board treatment plant in Jos, Plateau state capital Saturday morning.
Police Public Relations Officer DSP Emmanuel Abu confirmed, according to him, the incident was as a result of chlorine explosion from a treatment plant at Water Board.
He said a number of persons had been injured in the explosion and were presently receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital.
“Our anti-bomb squad took control of the area and they evacuated the affected persons to the hospital. Sadly, eight persons died in the hospital
while others are receiving treatment, Abu said on Saturday.