The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says nine persons died and ten others were injured in a gas explosion that occurred early Tuesday morning at Aba Road Sabon Gari Kano State.
The Kano Territorial Coordinator of the Agency, Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, gave the confirmation while briefing newsmen on the update of the gas explosion in Kano
He said the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders have completed the rescue operations at the scene of the gas explosion in kano and have confirmed that nine people lost their lives.
“The death toll in the gas explosion which occurred at Aba Road in Sabon Gari of Fagge Local Government Area Kano has increased to nine.
He said 9 dead bodies were recovered from a collapsed building affected by the explosion and have been deposited at the mortuary at Armed Forces Specialist Hospital Kano.
“10 persons injured and were taking to various hospitals out of which two have been discharged”
Dr Abdullahi further explained that director-General NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Ahmed was at the scene of the incident.
“NEMA rescue team were at the site of the incident to rescue and ascertain the impact of the explosion.
Abdullahi noted that the rescue operation which started from 10:00 a.m and officially closed at about 5:15 p.m was well coordinated.
He called on the general public, particularly those living in the area where the incident happened to remain calm and warned against spreading fake news.