President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated the government and people of Nasarawa State over the tragic fire occasioned by a gas explosion at a filling station in Lafia, the state capital.
Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja.
The explosion occurred at a gas plant close to the petrol station, killing at least 35 persons, over 100 sustained various injuries, destroyed vehicles and several shops.
The president, who was briefed about the scale of destruction of life and property, expressed grave concern over the high toll in the incident.
He consoled the bereaved families and appealed to the state and federal authorities and well-meaning persons in the state to ensure that the best medical assistance was provided to the injured persons.
“I wish that this kind of tragedy never happened to any part of the country,” he added.