Fourteen people have been confirmed dead from the gas explosion in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital and victims with severe injuries were transferred to national hospital for additional medical services. Nasarawa gas explosion: death toll rises to 14 – Daily Trust Ok. I have read multiple versions of this story. What I don't understand is how it happened and why it is that they want gas stations outside the city. Is it the structures themselves? Somebody smoking cigarettes?