A woman narrowly escaped death after her gas cylinder exploded at her home yesterday in Kano.
The woman identified as Blessing Nkoyo Emmanuel said the gas cylinder exploded as she tried to turn it off after cooking at home.
She said her clothes and weave immediately caught fire after the explosion but she managed to escape from the house before the roof caved in.
The Nurse, who is from Eket in Akwa Ibom, suffered injuries, but nothing life-threatening.
See her post below;
LPG gas cylinder is an essential component of our kitchen, and almost every home owns it.
Available easily in the market, the LPG cylinder can be used further by refilling, but that is not the case always.
The LPG being used at homes comes with an expiry date which many are certainly unaware of it.
Once the cylinder is past the expiry date, one must stop using it. But most people have no idea how to check the expiry date of the cylinder.
The steps to check the expiry date are very simple and basic.
The expiry of LPG Cylinder can be found on one of the metal strips that connect the body of the cylinder to top ring (handle). It is mentioned on the inner side of the strip. The strip has any of the alphabets from A to D painted on it along with a number. Decoding the expiry date is simple. The alphabet represents the month it expires while the number indicates the year. A year is divided into four quarters –
A – January to March
B – April to June
C – July to September
D – October to December
For example, your cylinder has ‘A 182 painted on the metal strip. The alphabet A represents month March, and 18 indicates the year 2018. So a cylinder having A 18 mentioned on it means it will expire on March 2018. However, there is a limited grace period of three to four months after the expiry as the cylinder cannot be pulled out immediately out of the circulation. There have been reports that distributors tamper with the expiry date as it is written with paint. So next time you receive a cylinder do check the expiry date and stay safe.