BREAKING: Tension, Many Trapped as Building Collapses in Kano

BREAKING: Tension, Many Trapped as Building Collapses in Kano

  • A building under construction in a popular market in Kano state reportedly collapsed on Tuesday, August 30
  • Many people are feared trapped in the building which is located on Beirut road, a very busy area in the northern city
  • So far, three victims have been reportedly rescued from the building and all rushed to a hospital for treatment

Kano state - A building under construction has collapsed in one of the GSM markets in Kano.

The building is located on Beirut road, a very busy area in Kano. Many people are feared trapped in the rubble, Daily Trust reported.

According to a witness, some of the persons inside the building when it caved in could not be rescued because there was no available equipment.

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Kano Building Collapse/GSM Market/Many Trapped
A building under construction in one of the GSM markets in Kano collapsed on Tuesday, August 30. Photo credit: @Devdeiz
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The voice of one of the trapped victims could be heard when he was called on the phone.

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“We just called his number and he is picking calls. Only that there is no way for him to escape,” one of the witnesses said.

Three victims rescued

Meanwhile, a member of the rescue team who got to the scene early, said an excavator was on its way to the scene to boost efforts to rescue all the trapped victims.

Shortly afterwards, two more people were rescued from the building bringing the number of rescued victims to three. They were all rushed to a hospital.

One of the volunteers, who participated in the rescue operation, said many people including women and children are still in the building.

“Some little girls selling eggs, women selling food are all trapped inside. We had to dig a hole to bring the three victims out. The remaining are inside, we can hear their sounds but we we couldn’t locate them,” he said.

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He added that when they noticed that the building had developed some cracks, they alerted the builders who reportedly assured them nothing would happen.

Among the rescue teams at the scene are officials of the Fire Service, Road Safety, police and the State Emergency management Agency (SEMA).

Tragedy struck in southwest state as building collapses, kills two children

In a related development, the national emergency management agency (NEMA) recently announced the death of two children following the collapse of a building at Adeleye Street, Ladi Lak, Bariga, Lagos state.

The incident occurred late at night on Sunday, August 21 leaving the entire residents of the area in panic.

NEMA's southwest zonal coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident on Monday in Lagos.


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