Trailer explodes while discharging in Kano

  • PublishedApril 6, 2019

On Friday, a trailer exploded while attempting to discharge its petroleum content at a cooking gas shop, leaving no fewer than nine shops have been destroyed following a gas explosion in the Ungog Local Government Area of Kano State.

The truck driver was also said to have been severely burnt during the incident, just as the fire spread to so many other shops in the area.

Our correspondent gathered that many residents in the area fled their homes as the fire raged and destroyed the shops.

The spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Seidu Mohammed, said fire fighters on arrival at the scene swung into action and extinguished the inferno.

Mohammed explained, “We received a distress call from Murtala on Katsina Road, Kano, through one Mallam Aliyu, that some shops had caught fire.

“However, the fire has been put under control, without recording any loss of life. The financial cost of the property destroyed by the fire is currently being assessed.’’

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