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Jigawa: Gas explosion kills seven, injures two

No fewer than seven persons were killed in Jigawa when a welding gas cylinder exploded in Ruba Village of Kafin Hausa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

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

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

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.

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