Nasarawa state government says it will fly victims of the Lafia gas explosion to South Africa for treatment.
Monaco gas station in Lafia was on Monday engulfed by fire when a spark around the vicinity affected a leakage in the tanker offloading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
10 vehicles, 5 motorcycles and 3 tricycles were destroyed by the fire, according to the state fire service.
Governor Umaru Al-Makura said 11 of the 36 victims died and eight others are in critical condition at the National Trauma Centre, Abuja.
The governor was speaking to the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Dr Yahaya Adamu, who visited him at the Government House, on Friday, in Lafia.
The governor promised to provide land for the construction of the permanent site of the FMC to enable the facility expand and cope with large-scale emergency cases.
Dr Adamu had commiserated with the government and people of the state over the incident.
He commended the state government collaboration with the hospital, a development he noted assisted FMC to render quality health services.