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Death toll in Kano explosion rises to nine – NEMA

The death toll in a gas explosion that occurred in Kano State on Tuesday has increased to nine.

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs made this known while announcing the arrival of the Director-General of the National Emergency Agency, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, at the scene of the incident on Tuesday.

Earlier, the police command in Kano State confirmed the death of four persons, claiming that the explosion was not a bomb blast.

It tweeted, “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.”