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Two feared killed as fire razes Canadian embassy Abuja

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At least two people are feared dead after a fire broke out at the Canadian embassy in Nigeria.

The blaze was caused by a power generating plant during repairs, which left at least three persons fatally injured.

According to Vanguard, some persons were blown out of the powerhouse due to the force of the sudden fire explosion.

The fire broke out around 11:30 am, and firefighting trucks were called in to put out the flames. Staff members were moved to safety under trees and other safe spaces in the embassy enclosure. An ambulance was also called in to evacuate those affected.

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Amiola Adebayo, head of Operations of the FCT Fire Service, confirmed the incident, stating two people were fatally injured beyond recognition in the incident, while about three or four other victims had been rushed to the hospitals.

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“We have two fatally injured beyond recognition and the others in the hospital, either three or four,” he said.