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UPDATED: Many feared dead in Kano explosion (VIDEO)

Many are feared dead following an explosion along Court Road in Sabon Gari, Kano State on Tuesday.

CHECKPOINTCHARLEY gathered that the explosion occured near a primary school, along Court Road by Aba Road.

The explosion also left many others, mainly children, wounded.

It was not clear whether it was a case of a bomb blast or as a result of a  gas explosion. Though people were heard in a video circulating on Facebook shouting that its a bomb blast.

The explosion, which occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, destroyed a residential building and affected part of the school.

Visuals of the incident showed several injured schoolchildren crying for help.

Security operatives, including the army, police, and NSCDC had since surrounded the place.

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

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

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

According to the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, 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.

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