Many persons were trapped when a three-storey building under construction collapsed at the Beirut GSM market, along Ibrahim Taiwo road in the Kano metropolis of Kano State.
Kano Building Collapse
It was gathered that the uncompleted building presently houses those selling mobile phones and other accessories collapsed around 3.40 pm on Tuesday.
The spokesperson for the Kano State’s Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, told newsmen that at least seven people have been rescued and are responding to treatment in the hospital.
Abdullahi said rescue workers of the Kano Fire Service are still working at the site. He said many persons are believed to be trapped beneath the rubble.
The official said the building collapsed when additional stairs were being added to the building which houses many traders selling phones, while others sell food and rest under the shade of the building.
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— Daily News 24 | Breaking News (@dailynews24_NG) August 30, 2022
— SP£€ (@SeyiPeters_) August 30, 2022
A three-storey building has collapsed in the Beirut road area of Kano metropolis.
Some persons are believed to be trapped underneath the rubble.
Rescue operations are ongoing. pic.twitter.com/44amwS0PdF
— Channels Television (@channelstv) August 30, 2022
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun
Just In: A building has collapsed in Beirut Road Market, Kano today pic.twitter.com/WSeTJNmnJC
— Tkr__khalifa (@KhalifaTkr) August 30, 2022
Multi storey building collapse at Beirut Road a major computer market in Kano.
Many trapped inside, some have made calls to people outside.
Emergency services are already at the scene
Let's hope they are rescued alive pic.twitter.com/uXXqxKtaVD
— Deiz (@Devdeiz) August 30, 2022
KanyiDaily had also reported on Friday that a two-storey building collapsed in Kubwa Satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with two persons recorded dead.