Nine die in Kano explosion

THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recovered nine bodies during ongoing rescue operations at the scene of the gas explosion in Kano.

Recall that there was an explosion caused by a cylinder gas on Tuesday morning, at Aba Road in Sabon Gari area of Kano State.

NEMA spokesperson, Manzo Ezekiel, in a statement issued to newsmen said its Director-General, Mustapha Ahmed, was at the site of the incident and coordinated rescue operations.

The statement also revealed that the NEMA rescue team was still at the site of the incident as ordered by the DG.

The statement reads: “9 dead bodies have been recovered so far from the rubbles of a collapsed bulding beside a primary school following explosions from gas cylinder at Aba Road in Sabon Gari area of Kano.

“Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, was at the site of the incident and coordinated the rescue operations.

“He mobilised excavators being used for the rescue operations and said NEMA team will ensure complete removal of the rubbles to retrieve all trapped persons.

Furthermore, the DG instructed the NEMA rescue team to remain at the site until conclusion of the rescue and to work together with security agencies and other response organisations present at the location.

“NEMA is presently coordinating the rescue operations involving members, Nigerian Red Cross, military, the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Kano SEMA.”

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