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One Dead As Three-storey Building Collapses At Kano Textile Market



One Dead As Three-storey Building Collapses At Kano Textile Market

A three-storey building that collapsed at the popular Kantin Kwari textiles market in Kano state, has claimed one person while another one was injured.

According to an eyewitness who disclosed this on Tuesday, the incident occurred around 12:30pm.

However, the source stated that they did not know what caused the collapse, but the building was under construction.

Our source added that two floors in the building were said to have been completed, while the third floor was under construction.

Also another eyewitness, Habib said the building suddenly collapsed while traders and customers were busy.

He said, “I was pushing my cart with some loads in it when I heard a thunderous sound with thick dust renting the air. I was a bit far from the place, but I saw when the building was collapsing.”

However, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the Kano state fire service spokesman, also confirmed the incident to TheCable.

Abdullahi said the fire service received a distress call at about 12:40pm that a three-storey building had collapsed at unity road in the Kwari textile market.

He said that, on receiving the information, the firefighters were deployed and they got to the scene at about 12:45pm.

According to him, two persons were involved in the incident — one dead while the other severely injured.

Abdullahi also said the victims — who are yet to be identified — were taken to Murtala Muhammad specialist hospital.