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The Cause of Explosion that Took Many Lives in Kastina Revealed

Happy Sunday Nigeria, Recall that reported a news yesterday about a tragedy that occurred in Yammama village in Malumfashi Local Government Area, Kastina State.

Residents were early Saturday thrown into mourning after an explosion. If you missed it read it here.

Below has the cause of the explosion in Kastina State that took lives of some Nigerians and left some wounded.

Eyewitnesses said the children, who had gone to the farm to collect grass for their animals, picked an object suspected to be an abandoned hand grenade. 

They were said to have dragged over it until the object suddenly blew off.

Locals said the loud explosion sent fear into the village, causing many to rush to the scene.

A woman who saw the children struggling with the explosive, advised them to drop it, a local told our correspondent at the village.

“After they dropped it, the woman’s daughter mentioned that she would pick it and sell at a scrap metal shop. The remark encouraged the children to pick up the grenade again,” he said.

“As the woman and her daughter turned to leave, there was a loud bang,” the man said, adding that they returned and met mangled dead bodies of some of the children and others with gory injuries.

It was later discovered that the children had removed the safety pin on the grenade, triggering an explosion.

Six children died on the spot while another one died at the hospital, residents said. 

The explosion occurred near a poultry farm on the farmland located at the outskirt of Yammama, our correspondent learnt.

The bereaved father gave some of their names as Muhammad, Umar, Mujtafa, Maryam and Isyaka.

Six of the children were buried around 6:30pm at the community’s cemetery while one body was being awaited from the hospital.

Our correspondent counted four survivors receiving treatment at the hospital.

A grandmother to some of the children at the hospital gave their names as Fatima Ilya, Rabi Lawal, Maryam Danmalam and Ilya Ilya.

Residents speculated that the hand grenade could have been dropped by security agents or bandits operating in parts of the state.

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