According to the national emergency agency and witnesses, nine people were killed after a gas cylinder explosion caused a building in a famous market in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano to fall.
The event occurred on Tuesday in Kano’s Sabon Gari neighborhood, which is primarily populated by migrants.
A gas cylinder exploded in a welding business, killing nine persons, according to Mustapha Habib Ahmed, chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency.
During a search and rescue effort, first responders recovered bodies from the wreckage.
Parents hurried to pick up their children from a neighboring school after hearing about the explosion, according to witnesses.
Schoolchildren were not injured.
Kano is the capital of the eponymous Nigerian state in the country’s northwest area, and has been known for centuries as a center for Islamic scholarship and a commercial hub in trans-Saharan commerce.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES