Oct 3, 2022

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Death toll in Kano explosion rises to 9 as NEMA begins rescue operations – Legit.ng

  • Nine people have now been confirmed dead in the blasts that shook Kano State in the early hours of May 17
  • The Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs explained that NEMA is currently coordinating rescue operations with sister organizations.
  • NEMA Director General Mustapha Habib Ahmed also arrived at the scene of the tragic incident

Kano – The death toll in a gas explosion in Kano state on Tuesday, May 17 has risen to nine, according to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

The ministry announced this in a tweet spotted by Legit.ng on its verified official Twitter handle.

< p class="align-left">The Director General of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, also arrived at the scene of the incident, according to the tweet.

Remember that the po The Lice Squad in Kano State had previously reported the death of Four people confirmed and claimed that gas and not a bomb exploded Tuesday morning.

The tweet from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs iten read:

“Nine bodies have so far been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building next to an elementary school after a gas cylinder exploded on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of ​​Kano State.

“DG @nemanigeria Mustapha Habib Ahmed was at the scene of the incident and coordinated the rescue efforts. NEMA is currently coordinating rescue efforts with sister agencies.”

No explosion at school – Kano government

Meanwhile, the state government Kano clarified that the blast in the Sabon Gari area did not take place in a school, The Punch reported.

State Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba, The incident happened at a pet food store opposite the school on Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of ​​Fagge local government.

He said the cause of the explosion and damage is not yet known to be officially established, meanwhile an investigation has been launched to determine the cause, the effects and the measures to be taken area where the incident occurred to remain calm while the government in cooperation with the competent authorities at the Ange legend works.

The commissioner assured residents that the government would keep the public informed of any developments.

Bomb explodes at a restaurant in Taraba State, 7 feared killed

Sources said a bomb went off at a local restaurant packed with people.

More than 20 people, including women, were injured in the incident. They were reportedly taken to the Federal Medical Center Jalingo.