Parts of the building of the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, situated at 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District in Abuja have reportedly caught fire.
The fire was said to have begun around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, and the members of staff and vehicles were seen evacuated from the building.
Confirming the incident, the Head of Operations of the FCT Fire Service, Amiola Adebayo, told our correspondent in a phone interview that two people were fatally injured in the incident, while about three or four other victims had been rushed to the hospitals.
“Yes, yes, it’s true. We have two fatally injured and the others in the hospital, either three or four,” he said.
Adebayo, however, did not state the cause of the fire incident or whether the affected victims were foreign expatriates or Nigerian citizens.