Eleven people on Wednesday in Abuja suffered varying degrees of burn from a gas explosion that occurred at Rosy Restaurant in Area 11.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the victims, who were taken to Asokoro General Hospital, suffered between 40 and 50 degrees of burn.
A pregnant woman, who works in the restaurant and identified herself simply as Ajayi, said everybody was going about their normal business when the gas cylinder exploded.
Ajayi, who is three months pregnant, said she needed to go for scanning to ascertain the condition of her baby.
NAN reported that the explosion affected her face, legs and hands.
Another worker at the restaurant, Rachael Awu, said she was attending to her duty when the explosion rocked the restaurant.
She said, “I was serving customers and I went to pack his meal, as I looked back, I just heard the explosion. Read more