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How Scores Of Schoolchildren Were Feared Dead In Kano Explosion

An explosion on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari district of Kano State is believed to have killed many schoolchildren.

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Images from the scene revealed that multiple structures were damaged, one of which is thought to be a primary school.

Injured schoolchildren were also seen being evacuated from the scene of the event in one of the videos that went viral.

While some injured schoolchildren have been rescued, others were stranded at the scene before the arrival of emergency responders.

Parents were also seen looking for their kids.

“My children!,” one of them was heard shouting.

As of the time of filing this report, security operatives, including the army, police, and NSCDC had surrounded the place.

The National Emergency Management Agency and Fire service operatives were also on the ground trying to rescue victims of the explosion.

Meanwhile, the Kano State Government clarified that the early Tuesday morning explosion in the Sabon Gari area did not occur in a school.

The state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said the incident happened at an animal feed store opposite the school along Aba Road, Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government.

He said while the cause of the explosion and the damage had yet to be officially ascertained, an investigation has since commenced to determine the cause, impact and measures to be taken.

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

The commissioner assured residents that government would keep the public abreast of any development.

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