The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday gave about sixteen million naira to the bereaved families of the people killed in last Tuesday’s explosion in the Sabon Gari area of the town.
Ganduje made this known on his official Facebook page.
According to the police, the explosion was caused when chemicals from an alleged illegal dealer of toxic chemicals came in contact with heat.
The owner of the shop, Michael Adejo, was also killed in the blast.
Several others were injured and properties, including a building that housed the shop were destroyed.
He said the donation was a gesture aimed to give some succour to the families of the bereaved.
The governor said he sympathised with the bereaved families.
He said each of the families of the nine persons who loss their lives were given N1 million and the owner of African centre whose building was destroyed was given two million naira, while the owner of a nearby Winners Primary School was given N1 million.
He said each of the ten people seriously wounded in the incident was given N200,000 and the slightly wounded persons were given N100,000 each.