Scores of people have lost their lives during a gas explosion in Sabon Tasha area in Kaduna.
The explosion occurred at about 1:00 pm at a gas shop located by the main road opposite Total Filling station, at the ever-busy Sabon Tasha.
The entire area was thrown into confusion as people ran in all directions out of fear.
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An eye witness, Philip Kambai, who escaped the explosion, said he was at a barber’s shop, close to the gas shop, for a hair cut alongside three other people when the explosion occurred.
“They just finished barbing me and I was going out. Then, I heard a boom! I fell down, but I managed to get up.
Then, I saw a fire, so 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,” Kambila said. The victims have been rushed to various hospitals in the Metropolis for treatment.