Kano School Building Blast: Nine Corpses Recovered – NEMA

Kano School Building Blast: Nine Corpses Recovered – NEMA

By Blessing Otobong-Gabriel, Abuja

Nine dead bodies have been recovered so far from the rubbles of the primary school building that collapsed on Tuesday following explosions from a gas cylinder at Aba Road in Sabon Gari area of Kano.

This was contained in a statement by the Director General, National Emergency Management Agency, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, through the Head of Press Unit of the agency, Mr Manzo Ezekiel, on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Manzo said the Director General of the Agency, Mr. Mustapha Habib Ahmed was at the site of the incident and coordinated the rescue operations.

He also mobilised excavators being used for the rescue operations that NEMA team will ensure complete removal of the rubbles to retrieve all trapped persons. 

Ahmed however instructed the NEMA rescue team to remain at the site until conclusion of the rescue and to work together with security agencies and other response organisations present at the location.

The rescue operations involving members Nigerian Red Cross, military, the Nigerian Police,  Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Kano SEMA.

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