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Another Gas Explosion Injures 20 People, Burns Shops In Kano

An explosion from a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refiling shop has reportedly burnt down shops and injured 20 people in Kano State.

The latest incident according to reports, occurred  about 8:30 p.m. Thursday  at a busy area of Sheka quarters, Karshen-Kwalta in Kano State.

The fire destroyed three other shops nearby, including part of a house attached to the shop.

Witnesses said, they heard the sound of a gas cylinder explosion. One of the witnesses, Malam Abubakar said that many people were rushed to the hospital naked, with burnt skins.

He said that over 10 people were affected by the incident, mostly those inside the shop and the people living close to the place doing their businesses.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif, who confirmed the incident said 20 people were involved, but had been rescued alive and now receiving treatment in hospitals.

Yusif said the incident was allegedly caused by fire from a man frying and selling fish near the gas shop.

Manuels Effe


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