Kano explosion: Death toll increases to nine

Kano explosion: Death toll increases to nine

Nine persons have died after an explosion rocked Aba Road in Sabon Gari area of Kano, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs announced on Tuesday.

The bodies were regained from the rubble of a collapsed building beside a primary school.

The police earlier said the explosion was caused by gas cylinder and not a bomb as being assumed.

“It is not a bomb explosion, it is a gas explosion,” Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, said in a voice recording. “A gas cylinder explosion.

“Because there is a welder, just by the place, and he is the first victim in this situation.”

Dikko added that the police, in partnership with other security agencies, was also investigating what led to the gas cylinder explosion.

He conserved that the scene was under control.

The blast, which occurred on Tuesday morning, impacted some buildings and left several injured, including school children.

According to the state commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, the incident occurred at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government.

In a statement, Garba called on the people in the state particularly those living in the area where the happening occurred to remain calm while government, in partnership with related agencies, are working on the matter.

The commissioner ensured that government would keep the public abreast on any development and warned people to stop from circulating unfounded news.

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