By TUNDE OSHO
An explosion rocked a village in Abuja on Friday night killing two sisters.
The explosion from a domestic gas cylinder in one Miss Rose property, came at exactly 7.37pm, killing Faith Oche, 31, and Mary Oche, 25, said to be co-tenants to Rose. The explosion, according to eye witnesses, sounded like bomb as it rocked the village to its foundation with people scampering tfor safety.
The explosion left a gory impact on the two victims. The head of one was reportedly blown off while the second had her head shattered. An eyewitness, Mr. Joseph Mark, a tenant in the house, said Miss Rose, who was cooking in her apartment, found that a fire had entered the nozzle of the cylinder and threw it outside the compound.
According to him, when people saw the cylinder with burning fire, they ran and prepared water and detergent solution and sands which they were throwing at a distance to put out the fire.
Mark said the two sisters, Mary and Faith, put up bravery attempts and approached the cylinder with the aim of throwing in more sand but the cylinder exploded suddenly into their faces.
Police officers, who visited the scene, said investigation had commenced into the matter while the bodies of the victims had been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja mortuary.