At least five more bodies have been recovered from the scene of Tuesday morning's gas explosion in Kano State, taking the death toll to nine.
WuzupNigeria quoting the Kano State Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Dikko, reported that at least four people were confirmed dead earlier.
Dikko also debunked reports that the incident was caused by a bomb explosion
However, the death toll was updated by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs while announcing the arrival of the Director-General of the National Emergency Agency, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, at the scene of the incident.
“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,” it tweeted.
More to come...