A gas explosion in Kano has left one person dead and many others injured in Ijarawa Village, Bichi local government area of the State.
The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, who confirmed the gas explosion in Kano on Tuesday, 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 the incident is under investigation,” Abdullahi said.