- Kaduna lamented death of victims of Kaduna gas explosion
- The government also condoled with relatives of those who lost families in the fire
- Going further, the government also expressed gratitude to all security agencies that participated in the search and rescue exercise during the incident
The Kaduna state government has condoled the families of those who lost their lives following a gas explosion that occurred at about 2pm on Saturday in Kaduna.
This was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner, Internal Security and Home Affairs and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
“Our thoughts are with them in this sad moment,” the statement said.
The incident occurred in a business premises located along Kachia Road, Sabon Tasha, in Chikun local government area.
“The State Government also sympathized with the citizens that sustained injuries in the explosion,” it added.
It commended the emergency services, including fire fighters of both Kaduna State and the Federal Fire Service and the Red Cross for their prompt response.
The government also expressed gratitude to all security agencies that participated in the search and rescue exercise during the incident.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a gas explosion claimed the lives of many people at Sabon Tasha in Kaduna metropolis on Saturday, December 4.
The incident occurred at shop located opposite Total filling station at Sabon Tasha.
According to reports, the sound of the explosion caused fear among many residents who initially thought it was a bomb attack by Boko Haram.
Legit reported that Philip Kambai, who escaped the blast said he was at a barbing saloon close to the gas shop for a hair cut alongside three other people when the incident happened.
“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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