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One killed as gas cylinder explodes in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that one person died in a gas explosion that occurred in Ijarawa Village in Bichi Local Government Area of the state.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the fire service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi said that one other person survived the incident.

Abdullahi said the incident occurred on Tuesday morning and involved two people, “Maikano Muhammad, 45, who died and Abdullahi Usman, 40”, who was rescued alive.

“We received a distress call from Inspector Daiyabu Tukur at 07:46 a.m. that a vehicle conveying cooking gas cylinders fell on the road and one of the cylinders exploded. Upon receiving the information, we quickly sent our team to the scene at about 8:00 a.m. to rescue the victims,” the statement said.

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He said the J5 commercial vehicle, with number plate FB 52 LAD, was heading to Katsina from Kano and was conveying cooking gas cylinders.

“All victims were handed over to Usman Usman of Bichi Police Outpost. The cause of incident is under investigation,” he said.

The Public Relations Officer, therefore, called on drivers conveying volatile substances to be more careful in packaging and to drive with care to avert fatal road accidents.

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