Eight burnt to death in Katsina gas explosion

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Eight members of a family have been killed after a gas explosion in a house at Dan Musa, the headquarters of the Danmusa Local Government Area of  Katsina State. 

The victims of the incident include three women and five children. 

It was learnt that the gas cylinder being used for cooking by one of the woman exploded leading to the tragedy. 

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Isah Gambo, has also confirmed the incident saying it is true. 

One of the victims whose name was given as Maryam Shuaibu was said to have visited the town from Abuja to attend a wedding. 

Sympathisers were also said to find it difficult to access the house as its gate could not be opened from outside. 

One of the sources said, “The policemen who came later were forced to break the wall of the house to gain entrance but by that time, it was too late as all the victims had been burnt beyond recognition.” 




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