Many shops were also razed by the explosion which left several people injured.
Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan, in a statement, condoled with the families of those who lost their lives in the explosion, saying “Our thoughts are with them in this sad moment.”
He said “The State Government also sympathized with the citizens that sustained injuries in the explosion.”
The Director of Kaduna State Fire Service Mr Paul Aboi said the situation was put under control by men of the fire service in combined efforts of the Police, Civil Defence, Red Cross and the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Aboi said those who sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast had been rushed to the hospital for intensive care.
He said several cars were affected while several building glasses where shattered.