Canadian govt confirms fatalities in fire incident at its Nigerian embassy


The Canadian government through its Global Affairs office on Tuesday commented on the fire incident which occurred at its High Commission in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
The statement shared by the Canadian High Commission in Abuja on X confirmed that two people were killed in the fire incident and two others were injured.
Amongst the two killed was a locally engaged employee, it noted but did not provide any details on the second person.
It stated that the cause of the fire was an explosion that happened in a generator room.

“Global Affairs Canada extends its sympathies to the families of those killed and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” it added.
It confirmed that other staff members are safe and unharmed, adding that they are working with local authorities to determine the cause of the explosion.
“An investigation will be carried out, but at this point everything points to an accident rather than a deliberate act,” the statement said.
As a result of the incident, the High Commission in Abuja will be closed until further notice.

Canadians in need of consular assistance can contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre.
PREMIUM TIMES reported the fire incident which occurred Monday afternoon.

President Bola Tinubu commiserated with the Canadian government a few hours after the incident.
Share this:

Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
Donate

[embedded content]

TEXT AD: Call Willie – +2348098788999

Source:

News Archives | Premium Times Nigeria