Explosion killed one and injured many in Kogi state.

After recording three explosions in recent times, the peace of Kogi State was again violated on Thursday night, when another explosion occurred in Okengwe, Okene Local Government Area.

One person was killed and many others were injured by the explosion which reportedly occurred at about 6pm.

The victims were part of the crowd that gathered for the annual Echane festival in the area.

As the explosions rocked the ceremony, masquerades, their custodians, spectators and passersby scampered to safety in different directions.

An eyewitness said the explosion affected many residents, adding that a man whose name and address is yet to be identified lost his legs while many others sustained injuries.

According to him, one of the victims died on the way to Okengwe general hospital where the victims were taken to, for medical attention.


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