By Emmanuel Adeleke
The death toll from gas explosion that occurred in Kano State on Tuesday has increased to nine.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs disclosed this via a post on its Twitter handle, on Tuesday.
“Nine dead bodies have been recovered so far from the rubble of a collapsed building beside a primary school following an explosion from a gas cylinder at Aba Road, in Sabon Gari area of Kano State.
“DG @nemanigeria, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, was at the site of the incident and coordinated the rescue operations. NEMA is presently coordinating the rescue operations with sister agencies,” the ministry said.
Earlier, the Kano State Police Command had confirmed the death of four persons, saying that gas and not a bomb exploded in the metropolis on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Government has clarified that the Tuesday morning’s explosion in Sabon Gari area of the did not occur in a school.
The Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement said the incident happened at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area, in Fagge Local Government of Area of the state.