• Gas explosion kills one in Damaturu

    Gas explosion kills one in Damaturu

    A gas explosion in Damaturu on Wednesday killed one person and caused panic, making people to scamper for safety.

    Lt. George Okupe, the Army spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident.

    Okupe said, “It was an accidental explosion from a welding tank when a welder was working on a pipe for a soldier.

    “The welder died instantly while the soldier and one other civilian sustained injuries and are responding to treatment at the Specialists Hospital Damaturu.”

    The Army spokesman said the situation had been […]

  • Lassa fever kills one, infects 11 in Katsina

    Lassa fever kills one, infects 11 in Katsina

    A 30-year-old man has been reported dead in Katsina after contracting Lassa fever and kept in an isolated camp at Babbanruga Hospital in Katsina metropolis.

    The Commissioner for Health, Mrs. Mariyatu Bala Usman, who announced the outbreak of fresh cases of Lassa fever yesterday, said 11 staff of the medical centre who had contact with the patient had been quarantined.

    Mrs. Usman said about 100 people suspected to be having the virus were under surveillance.

    She said the man had contacted the disease […]