Explosion rocks Kano, claims lives

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Buildings were affected and several people were injured, including children, in an explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Photo: Channelstv

Aba Road in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State has been hit with a heavy explosion, leaving several people injured with some feared killed.

Details of the blast and its cause are still sketchy but visuals from the scene show that it affected some buildings and left several injured including school children.

The visuals also confirm that the blast might have claimed several lives with at least one corpse seen on the floor.

A crowd had gathered right after the blast with some people trying to help the injured and others lamenting the damage.

Initial visuals from the explosion site showed several schoolchildren being moved away from the scene. One of them was injured. This led to speculation that the explosion occurred in a school.

But the Kano State government has said that was not the case.

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Muhammad Garba, in a statement explained that the blast happened at an animal feed store opposite the school.

There has been confusion about what the cause of the explosion was with some reports saying it was a bomb.

The commissioner, however, said the cause of the explosion and the damage it caused had not been ascertained.

According to him, an investigation has commenced to determine the cause, impact, and measures to be taken.

He called on people in the state, particularly those living in the area where the incident occurred to remain calm while the government works with relevant agencies on the matter.

He cautioned the public against spreading unsubstantiated news and assured that the government would keep the public updated on any development on the matter.

 

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