Eight people have so far been rescued from the rubble of collapsed a three-storey building at a popular GSM market located at Beirut Road in Kano state on Tuesday.
The incident occurred at about 3:20 pm when the building which is under construction collapsed on traders, food vendors, and customers present at the time.
According to eyewitnesses, many people are currently trapped in the rubbles while three people have since been rescued.
“We were just standing some buildings away from the collapsing building when we heard the noise of the collapsing building and people running helter-skelter.
“The building is under construction and has not been completed when it collapsed.
“So far, eight people have been removed alive but severely injured by the collapsing building.
“There are several people trapped in the rubble and unless the place is cleared before they can be reached” the eyewitness stated
Rescue operation commenced on the arrival of the Fire Service, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA.
Confirming the building collapse Mr. Farinloye Ibrahim, territorial coordinator National Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday 30th August 2022 at around 03:05 pm a three-storey building collapses in a popular GSM market located at Beirut Road in the metropolitan city.
So far about Eight (8) persons have been rescued and taken to the hospital while search and rescue operations is still ongoing to rescue those trapped beneath the rubbles.
The building collapsed while additional stairs were being added as construction is still ongoing.
Details of the incident will be provided later, he added