Kano building collapse: two people killed, eight people saved


The three-story building at Beirut GSM Market collapsed on Tuesday evening, leaving nine victims alive. The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Kano State branch, has confirmed that one victim died at the hospital among the nine victims who have so far been rescued alive.

Musa Abdullah, the branch secretary, who confirmed the fatality, added that a Kano Electricity Distribution Company employee had also perished in the accident.

He added that while trying to detach the building from the high tension, a Kano Electricity Distribution Company employee was fatally stuck by the power that had already been turned off from the transformer.

In a same vein, the National Emergency Management Agency has announced that one of the eight victims who had been rescued and transferred to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital had passed away.

In a statement released by Manzo Ezekiel, Head, NEMA Press Unit Abuja, it was stated that eight people had been saved and transferred to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital as of Tuesday night at 9:10 p.m.

Sadly, one of them was determined to be deceased by hospital staff; six others had minor injuries that were treated and released.

Manzo outlined how NEMA was made aware of the event and quickly dispatched emergency personnel to the scene for rescue efforts.

He said that in order to support and organise the rescue effort, a NEMA Search and Rescue team from the Agency's Kano Territorial Office was also sent to the scene.

Eight casualties had been safely rescued, according to a statement from Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer for the Kano Fire Service.

Naziru Abdulkadir, 24, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Abdurauf Muhammad, 38, and Minjibir Ibrahim, 46, were the individuals he listed by name.

The others are Danladi Lawan, 29, Ahmad Buhari Haruna, 16, Sadiq Haruna, 19, Abdurashid Basiru, 36.

The statement stated that no lives were lost at the location of the tragedy and that all patients were successfully recovered alive with varied types of injuries.


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