A patient has died and two paramedics are injured after an ambulance exploded outside an Irish hospital. The man killed in the blast was in his 70s and was pronounced dead at the scene at Naas general hospital in County Kildare.. Local reports said one of the ambulance crew suffered severe burns to the head, face, torso and limbs. He has been transferred to the special burns unit at St James’s hospital in Dublin.
A second ambulance crew member suffered minor injuries as well as the effects of smoke inhalation.
The incident happened at about 2pm on Thursday at the entrance to the hospital’s A&E department. Ireland’s Health Service Executive issued a statement on Thursday afternoon confirming the incident.
It said the A&E department was temporarily closed although there was no mass evacuation of the hospital.
A witness told the Journal: “The ambulance went up very fast. There were lots of bangs and explosions. I hope there wasn’t anyone hurt.”
Source; the guardian
Buhari not a democrat, must be sacked in 2019 – Atiku averred
POLITICS – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being undemocratic despite coming to power in 2015 through a democratic process.
Atiku stated this on Thursday when he visited Kogi State delegates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The presidential aspirant noted that Nigerians are presently suffering under the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government.
He debunked the insinuation that he currently holds grudge against his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I will continue to express my reservations on the willingness of President Buhari to hand over power. I have a simple and straight explanation for this. When Buhari took over power in 1983, they asked him of his transition to civil rule, then he responded, he doesn’t have.
“My stand is that one, he is not a democrat. Secondly, he is only using democracy to go back to power. If he loses election in 2019, he must hand over power” Atiku averred.
NYSC member battling for life after soldier’s assault in Kaduna camp
The corper, set to complete his service next month, had been appointed to the brigade band to train the current corps members. However, at the end of the parade, he excused himself and was planning to leave when a female soldier stopped him and said he couldn’t go.
He allegedly tried to explain to the soldier that he had to leave, as he is not bounded by the camp rules, but the soldier started harassing him. A male soldier later joined his colleague and kicked the corper, who fell and landed awkwardly on his head. The soldier was said to have pulled him up with his belt, raised him high and dropped him, making him faint immediately.
The victim was then rushed to the camp clinic, where preliminary assessment showed that he broke his neck in the process. He was later rushed out of the camp to a clinic and it’s being rumored that he is now between life and death.
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