On Monday, a fire razed a portion of the Canadian Embassy in Abuja, killing at least two people and critically injuring one.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire broke out while the Embassy's power generating plant was being repaired.
Two people died as a result of the fire, while one was critically injured and another escaped through the power house's roof.
According to sources, the victims were part of the technical crew working on the generating set when the incident occurred.
According to the sources, the dead victims were blown out of the powerhouse by the force of the generating set's sudden explosion.
Some staff who fled the Embassy for safety outside the gates told our correspondent that the fire broke out around 12pm and that fire trucks were called in to extinguish the fire.
As an ambulance drove in to evacuate those affected, Embassy staff were being moved to safety under trees and other safe spaces within the building enclosure.Amiola Adebayo, the FCT Fire Service's Head of Operations, confirmed the incident, saying that some victims had been rushed to the hospital.
However, Adebayo did not reveal the cause of the fire or whether the victims were foreigners or Nigerian citizens.
At the time of publication, the Embassy had yet to issue an official statement about the incident.