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Kano Explosion: 3 Dead As Rescuers Lament Lack Of Excavation Tools

The blast took place around 9 a.m. with pupils of Winners School, Sabon Gari, Kano, Northwest Nigeria mostly affected.

Three people have died out of the four rescued at the scene of the Sabon Gari bomb explosion in Kano, Northwest Nigeria.

An explosion rocked Winners Schools, Kano, located at Aba road in the Sabon Gari area of the state on the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2022, while children were in their classes. 

Volunteers and first responders have been using minor tools to rescue victims. 

“If we could get enough tools we could save many others but we are using small hammers,” one of the rescuers told HumAngle.

The officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were at the scene but the volunteers lamented that their tools have not arrived in time. 

However, the Police have confirmed that it was a gas explosion. At the moment, the officials of the Nigerian Army, Civil Defence, and other security bodies are all present at the scene calming people down and ensuring that no violence erupts after the incident. 

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