Kano building collapse: two people killed, eight people saved

Two dead, eight rescued in Kano building collapse

After the three-story building at Kano’s Beirut GSM Market collapsed, two people perished and eight others were saved.


The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Kano State branch, provided an update on the building collapse that happened on Tuesday evening, August 30. They stated that among the nine victims who had been saved alive so far, one had passed away in the hospital.

The Secretary of the branch, Musa Abdullah, said that a staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company also lost his life in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 2.


“A staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, who was trying to disconnect the building from the high tension but unfortunately, the power that was already shut down from the transformer, technically relayed back and trapped him which led to his death on the spot,” he said.


In a statement by the Kano Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi, the agency said eight victims had been successfully rescued.


He listed the names of the survivors as: Naziru Abdulkadir, 24, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Abdurauf Muhammad, 38, and Minjibir Ibrahim, 46, Ahmad Buhari Haruna,16, Sadiq Haruna,19, Abdurashid Basiru, 36, and Danladi Lawan, 29.

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