Fire guts Canadian embassy in Abuja with casualties

On Monday in Abuja, a fire destroyed a portion of the Canadian Embassy, leaving three people feared dead.

A distressing incident occurred as fire broke out at the High Commission of Canada in Nigeria, located at 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja.

This unfortunate incident was marked by billowing smoke, as captured in images circulating online.

The exact cause and extent of the fire are yet to be officially confirmed. However, fire authorities are likely responding to the situation to extinguish the blaze and prevent further damage.

Canada embassy
Side view of Canadian embassy

As an ambulance arrived to transport the injured, our correspondent saw embassy employees being moved to safety beneath trees and in other secure areas of the compound.

The incident will undoubtedly be under investigation to determine its origin and impact. As more details emerge, we hope for a swift and effective response to mitigate any potential harm.

For those looking to travel to or immigrate to Canada, the High Commission offers immigration and visa services.

Additionally, it offers services to Canadians residing in Nigeria, as well as those traveling to and residing in Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, and Nigeria.


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