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Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

Kerosene explosion in Ikono Ibom Clan, Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has left two children of one Mr. Nsikak Michael dead, with three others injured.

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The incident was said to have occurred when Mr. Michael, who operates a small poultry farm near his residence in Ikot Enyingne Ikono, was trying to light up a lantern to keep the birds warm in their cage.

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The Nation quoted the victim as saying: “I bought kerosene from a filling station along Idoro road as I closed from my Keke business.

“Upon getting home, I decided to light up the lantern in my poultry farm to keep my birds warm but needed to top up the kerosene in the lamp as it was soon going off.

“So I came out of the poultry farm just as my kids followed. As I attempted to light up the lantern there was a loud explosion with a big flame of fire which left me unconscious.”

The report had it that one of the two children died few hours after, while the other died the next day at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, where they were receiving treatments.

Meanwhile, Nsikak is still receiving treatment at the hospital.

4 Comments on Two dead, three injured in Akwa Ibom kerosene explosion

  1. So brutal….

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  2. This is very sad one

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  3. What a disaster

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  4. sad incident

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