Cooking gas explosion kills three siblings in Jigawa

Three children belonging to one Alhaji Wada Sara at Sara Village in the Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state, have died following a cooking gas explosion.

The spokesman for the Jigawa Police Command, ASP Abdu Jinjiri, who spoke with newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse, added that two others were injured by the explosion.

“Last week, there was a fire incident in the house of one Alhaji Wada Sara and the following people, Zainab Wada, Abdul Wada, Aliyu Wada, Fati Wada and Abdulrahman Wada, sustained various degrees of injuries.

“They were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Birninkudu in Birninkudu LGA for medical attention. The incident was as a result of an explosion from a cooking gas cylinder,” Jinjiri said.

He told newsmen that Fati, Zainab and Abdulrahman, aged three, two and four years, respectively, later died at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, where they were taken.

The spokesman advised members of the public to be careful with gas cylinders.

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