Kaduna gas explosion: Residents begin search for injured victims

Kaduna gas explosion: Residents begin search for injured victims


No fewer than 15 shops have been razed by gas explosion fire which occurred at the Sabon Tasha in Kaduna metropolitan City on Saturday afternoon.


While residents of the State have began to search for their relatives who were caught up by the explosion, Police personnel have condoned the scene to avoid looting of anything nearby.

Vehicles have been directed to follow a different routes due to safety concern, according to investigation by TheNewspad.

It was gathered that the sound of the explosion caused fear among many residents who initially thought it was a bomb attack by Boko Haram.

But firefighters were able to stop the inferno from spreading to other buildings.

The incident led to traffic gridlock as vehicles plying Kachia road had to divert to alternative routes.

Philip Kambai, who escaped the blast, told our Correspondent that he was at a barbing saloon close to the gas shop for a hair cut alongside three other people when the incident happened.

According to the resident, “I just finished cutting my and was walking out then I heard boom! I fell down but I managed to get up. Then I saw fire. Immediately, I went behind and climbed a fence and in the process.

“I sustained injuries. One person also climbed the fence, but I doubt if the barber and two others came out,” Kambai said.

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Also said to have been killed was a man who parked his car by the roadside to have a hair cut at the saloon located around the gas shop.

The explosion shattered the bodies of those who lost their lives in the incident as security operatives were seen parking body parts which littered the road.

Police authorities have hinted that investigation has commenced into the cause of the disaster.

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