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Cement Facility Explosion Leaves 3 Workers Dead

A diesel storage tank ignited

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Three workers died as a result of an explosion at the BUA Cement Co. in Sokoto State, Nigeria Friday.

The company wasn't certian of the cause of the explosion, issuing this statement:

“We wish to use this medium to inform the public of an isolated fire incident which occurred at a diesel storage tank farm situated in the vicinity of one of our factories in Sokoto. This incident occurred whilst routine maintenance work was ongoing on one of the storage tanks by a third-party contractor.

“Immediately the incident occurred, our emergency management and mitigation services were alerted, and a swift response activated, which prevented any escalation of the incident or damage to our main plant and equipment.

“We are however able to confirm the regrettable loss of three workers of the third-party contractor, who were in the immediate area of the incident.”

Production and all plant operations had been halted, but were resumed at the factory that was not affected.

The exact cause of the fire was under investigation.

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