Emerging reports suggests that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) facility in Calabar, Cross River state is on fire. Many people are feared dead, with several others injured. Sources say the explosion is said to be from one of the gas cylinders in the building.
According to a source, the explosion occurred at about 12:50 pm on Friday, March 11, 2016.
A resident named Gift Effiong said: “I heard a loud explosion coming from CBN axis, the road is now blocked and motorists have been diverted to another route.”
Another source told newsmen that the explosion was heard from within CBN and a fire started afterwards.
It remains uncertain how many people have died from the fire incident, however, there are speculation that about 10 people were killed and over 30 injured in the incident. Officials are yet give full details of the inferno, as rescue operations are still ongoing.