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Kano Explosion: Nine Bodies Recovered so far – Humanitarian Minister


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The Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has given update on the explosion that erupted in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State on Tuesday, stating nine bodies have been recovered.

While giving the update, the Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq disclosed that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has since mobilized to the scene.

“The Director General of NEMA Mustapha Habib Ahmed has since mobilized excavators and is currently coordinating rescue operations at the site of the incident with the State SEMA, the Nigerian Red Cross, the Police, Civil Defense Corps and other disaster responders to ensure that victims trapped in the rubbles are rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment,” she stated.

The Minister who expressed shock at the explosion bemoaned the increasing incidences of explosions in the country, describing it as alarming, and calling on the “authorities to do something quickly to stop further explosions and building collapse in the country”.


“This is a tragedy. A gas explosion, a collapsed building, death of many victims and persons still trapped in the rubbles… this is a very sad incident. I sympathize with the families of the dead and the government of Kano state,” the statement reads.

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She however commiserated with the families of the victims and the Kano state government over the tragedy.

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