Tragic gas explosion claims lives of three relatives in Kumasi

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Tragic gas explosion claims lives of three relatives in Kumasi

A devastating domestic gas explosion in the Sepe suburb of , 's capital, has resulted in the loss of three lives and left one person hospitalized. The victims, identified as Hamdella Jibril (37), Kenyeyiti Meena-Lla Adam (5), and Rafat Huruna (18), tragically lost their lives in the explosion.

The incident occurred when Hamdella Jibril detected a gas leak from their six-kilogram gas cylinder in the kitchen. Unaware of a nearby coal pot with a fire, the explosion occurred when he took the cylinder outside to investigate, causing the heartbreaking loss of three lives and injuring another person, Majid Adams, who is currently receiving treatment at (KATH).

The incident, which took place on April 10, 2024, initially went unreported to the police, with the affected family proceeding to bury the deceased without notifying authorities. However, on April 19, 2024, an informant alerted the police, prompting an investigation into the tragic event.

Upon arriving at the scene, police officers confirmed the details with three elders of the deceased's family. The report indicated that the deaths occurred over a span of days, with Kenyeyiti Meena passing away on April 11, 2024, followed by Rafat Huruna and Hamdella Jibril on April 17, 2024. The trio was laid to rest without prior notification to law enforcement.

The police have since invited three family members to assist in their investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incident, underscoring the need for a thorough inquiry into this tragic event.

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