5 confirmed dead in Kaduna gas explosion

Posted by Garba Muhammad, Kaduna | 5 January 2020 | 1,185 times

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•Scene of the gas explosion

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the death of five people from a gas explosion that took place in Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Saturday.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said: “Today at about 1545hrs, the Command received information through DPO Sabon Tasha that a Gas Cylinder has exploded at a Gas Refilling Shop which resulted in the death of Five persons (two of which are beyond recognition) while four others sustained various degree of injuries.

“The impact of the incident affected three other adjoining shops of different businesses. Teams of detectives have been dispatched to the scene on rescue mission and further investigation.

“The Four injured have been rushed to Barau Dikko Hospital Kaduna for treatment. Update will follow please.”

Source: News Express

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