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Update: Four killed in Kano gas explosion

Update: Four killed in Kano gas explosion - Police

At least four people were killed and several injured in an explosion that occurred in the Sabon Gari area of the state on Tuesday morning, May 17. 

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The State Commissioner of Police, CP Samaila Dikko, confirmed that it was a gas explosion and not bomb as widely reported on social media. 

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Speaking at the scene, Dikko said it was a cylinder used for welding that exploded, adding that four bodies have been recovered so far while efforts are being made to rescue the remaining victims. 

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“It is not a bomb explosion; it’s a gas cylinder. There is a welder here and he was the first victim of the situation,” the CP stated.

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“As of now, one female and three males have been killed. All the security agencies are here. The Civil Defence, Brigade commander, Air Force, myself and the director, DSS, are all on ground. 

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“We will extend our investigation and at the end of the day we will come out with exactly what happened.” he added. 

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Meanwhile, the area had been cordoned off by a combined team of security agencies, including Police, DSS, Civil Defence Corps.

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A rescue team from National Emergency Management Agency, Federal Fire Service and Federal Road Safety Corp were also on ground to evacuate injured victims. 

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