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Delta gas explosion kills woman, 4 children, others



Delta gas explosion kills woman, 4 children, others

Tragedy occurred yesterday when a woman, her two children and many customers were feared killed at Okwe community in Asaba, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State by gas explosion. Two other kids that were in her store to buy some items were also consumed by the fire. The explosion, which occurred at the popular Okwe Market, reportedly killed the victims on the spot and left many others injured with varied decrees of injuries. Saturday Telegraph gathered yesterday that the woman, a provision store owner, was cooking with a stove when fire gushed into the kiosk through a gas leakage at the nearby gas refilling store and consumed them. An eyewitness said: “At 4pm on Thursday, we saw her cooking with stove at the front of her shop, within a twinkle of an eye, a gas cylinder exploded and threw itself to where the woman was cooking.

“The fire gutted the shop. When the woman realised that her two kids were inside the shop, she ran inside to rescue them but unfortunately the fire caught her inside with two other kids that came to buy items.” Before the arrival of men of the state’s fire service to put out the fire, the children were already dead.

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