An Explosion at BUA Cement company Sokoto factory has caused the death of three
persons, sources close to the factory said in Sokoto.
According to sources, the explosion took place on Friday morning leading to a heavy fire
outbreak, that claimed the lives of three persons.
The combined efforts of Federal and state fire services working with the internal fire
service department in the factory could not put out the fire according to sources at
The cause of the explosion is still unknown even as sources disclosed that the
deceased persons met their untimely death working on a tank than contain a large
quantity of diesel.
The incident at the cement factory was confirmed by the spokesman of the Sokoto state Fire Service Bello Baban Addini.
Persons who sustained different degrees of injury as a result of the explosion are
currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed medical centre in Sokoto.
As at the time of filing this report, there is no official statement from the company
regarding the fire outbreak.