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A loud explosion from the Conoil Filling Station,directly opposite the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Headquarters, Abuja, triggered a fire outbreak that raged for hours in the capital city.
The explosion caused serious commotion around the densely populated business area.
Although no casualties were recorded, many sustained injuries as a result of the stampede to escape from the area, as many who did not know the exact cause, feared it was a bomb blast from insurgents.
At the time of this report, fire fighters from the Nigerian Army, the FCT Fire Service and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, are still battling to put out the fire