Kano, Nigeria – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the incident that claimed one life and left seven others injured when an uncompleted three-storey building collapsed.
The unfortunate incident happened at a popular and busy GSM market in Beirut Road, Kano.
Nuradeen Abdullahi, NEMA Kano Territorial Coordinator, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday.
Mr Abdullahi, while giving an update on the collapsed building, said the crash occurred at about 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday.
“The building collapsed while additional construction of stairs was still ongoing,” he said.
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According to him, eight persons were rescued and taken to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, for treatment.
”One person died, six persons with minor injuries had been treated and discharged, while one person with multiple fractures was still receiving treatment,” the NEMA official said.
Mr Abdullahi added that search and rescue operations were ongoing to rescue those trapped beneath the rubbles.