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One person has been confirmed dead after a gas cylinder exploded at Achiase-Amoam in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

Four others are in critical condition and receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

A 4-year-old victim identified as Shamsiyya Yahaya passed on whilst receiving treatment at KATH, Thursday morning.

She was a student of Darrul Salam Islamic Basic School

The incident happened at about 4 pm on Monday when a tenant attempted to fix her leaking gas cylinder and in the process triggered an explosion.

The four other victims are; 11-year-old Firdaus Yahaya, 4-year-old Malika Yahaya, and their mother, Hafsat Yahaya, and a child of another tenant, 5-year-old Zakari Rabiu.

The deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.

By Ibrahim Abubakar| 3news.com|Ghana

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