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Plateau Government To Probe Jos Chlorine Explosion

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos – Following the Chlorine explosion at a water treatment plant in Jos, the Plateau State Capital, which killed 8 persons and left over 100 persons hospitalized, Governor Simon Lalong, said the State Government will set up an independent committee to investigate the cause of the explosion.

Lalong disclosed this Monday, when he visited the scene of the incident.

He said the state committee will be independent of the one set up by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Governor added that it was unfortunate that the incident had happened, just few weeks after the twin bomb blasts killed many People in the state.

Lalong who sympathized with the families of those who lost their lives and other victims that are receiving treatments, assured them that Government will settle their hospital bills.

He frowned at the situation where people are building on the water pipes, saying; “It was wrong for people to build on pipes around the area,” which will be one of the terms of reference of the committee.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary State Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Hannatu Dantong, assured residents that the water from the Water Board is safe for consumption.

Recall that that the explosion occurred late Friday night, while residents were sleeping.





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