27 August 2011
Kingsley Omonobi, Chris Ochayi, Caleb Anyansina,
But for the inbuilt fire extinguisher mechanism that was put in place at the UN House in
, the entire 5 -storey building would have gone up in flames and caved in following the impact of the bomb blast carried out by a suicide bomber in an explosive -laden Honda car yesterday. Abuja
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the fire extinguishers also prevented scores of vehicles within and outside the UN House from going up in flames but that did not stop the entire window structure of the building from being shattered while widow glasses of houses about 500 meters to the building were seriously damaged, leaving residents and all who visited the scene, wondering how the entire building did not collapse?
Speaking to newsmen, the FCT Commissioner of Police Mike Zoukomor, disclosed that from preliminary investigation, 18 people were feared dead while eight were receiving treatment for injuries sustained.
Sources at the
, which is about 1, 000meteres away confided in Saturday Vanguard that over 50 dead bodies had been evacuated from the scene of the suicide bomb attack as at 2pm yesterday. National Hospital