Four dead, many others injured as gas explosion rocks Sokoto

No fewer than five people have lost their lives in a gas cylinder explosion that rocked Isa, in the Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State

Many others were said to have sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident that occurred on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

The Sokoto State Police Command confirmed that four residents of Isa Local Government Area of the state died of gas explosion at a shop of a local welder in the troubled eastern senatorial district of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sanusi Abubakar, st ated that the explosion occurred yesterday afternoon resulting in the death of four persons.

He said the explosion is not connected to the security challenges bedeviling the area, but as a result of an explosion from a gas cylinder in the shop of the local welder in the area leading to the death of four persons while three others sustained various degrees of injuries, who are in critical condition receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in the state

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