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Gas Explosion Injures 20, Burns Shops in Kano

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A gas explosion at a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) refiling shop has burnt down shops and injured 20 people in Kano.

The incident happened at 8:30 pm Thursday when a cylinder exploded and instantly caught fire at a busy area of Sheka quarters, Karshen-Kwalta.

The fire destroyed the refiling shop and about three others, including part of a house attached to the shop.

The Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Yusif said 20 people were injured and were receiving treatment in hospitals.

Mr. Yusif said the incident may have been caused by a fire from a man frying and selling fish near the gas shop.


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