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Gas explosion kills seven in Jigawa

13 July 2015, 13:44

Dutse - No fewer than seven persons were killed in Jigawa when a welding gas cylinder exploded in Ruba village of Kafin Hausa Local Government areas in Jigawa state.

Muhammad Gudado, the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said) on Monday in Dutse that the incident occurred around 12:23 pm on Sunday, when the cylinder exploded in the market on a market day.

“Welding gas explored in Ruba village market, Kafinhausa Local Government Sunday around 12:30 pm, killing seven people and injuring two,” Gidado said.

Also read: Gas explosion kills five in Suleja

He explained that the two legs of the welder were seriously damaged by the explosion.

The Commandant said investigation was still ongoing to ascertain the cause of the explosion .

According to him, the remains of those who died have been handed over to their respective families for burial.

He said those injured had been taken to hospital for medical attention by his men operating in the area.

Gidado therefore advised people to be extra careful while using fire.

-  NAN



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