One person has been confirmed dead, with two others seriously injured in a gas explosion that occurred in Ijarawa Village, Bichi local government area of Kano State, in the early hours of Tuesday.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed this while briefing journalists, said the surviving victims were handed over to Bichi Police Outpost for onward transfer to the hospital for treatment.
“We received a distress call from Inspector Daiyabu Tukur of the Bichi Police Outpost at 7:46 am, 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.
“A J5 commercial vehicle, with number plate FB 52 LAD, was heading to Katsina from Kano and was conveying cooking gas cylinders when it fell and exploded.
“One person died in the explosion while two people survived. The deceased was identified as Maikano Muhammad, 45, while one Abdullahi Usman, 40, and another victim were rescued alive.
“The cause of incident is under investigation,” Abdullahi said.
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