JUST IN: Massive Explosion Rocks Nigeria, One Person Confirmed Dead

The Kano State Fireplace Service confirmed that one individual died in a fuel explosion in Ijarawa, a village within the state’s Bichi Native Authorities Space, on Tuesday morning.

In line with a press release launched by the fireplace service’s Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi, one different individual survived the incident.

Muhammad, 45, was the sufferer, whereas Abdullahi Usman, 40, was the survivor.

“We acquired a misery name from Inspector Daiyabu Tukur at 07:46 a.m., stating {that a} car transporting cooking fuel cylinders had fallen on the street and one of many cylinders had exploded,” Abdullahi defined.

“As quickly as we acquired the knowledge, we dispatched a crew to the scene round 8:00 a.m. to help the victims.”

In line with him, the explosion occurred whereas a J5 industrial car with the quantity plate FB 52 LAD was transporting cooking fuel cylinders from Kano to Katsina.

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“All the victims had been handed over to Usman Usman of the Bichi Police Outpost,” says the assertion.

“The incident’s trigger is being investigated,” Abdullahi added.

A spokesman for the fireplace division suggested drivers transporting risky substances to be extra cautious of their packaging and to drive rigorously to keep away from deadly street accidents.

Whereas the tanker was off-loading the flammable substance, the incident occurred at a filling station in Sharada, Kano metropolis.

Garba Idris, the state’s Commissioner of Works, blamed the station for breaking the off-loading process.

The submitting station was chastised by the commissioner for offloading gas throughout the day, regardless of the scorching warmth.

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