Three Killed as Two Buildings Collapse in Kano


At least three persons were killed in two separate incidents when two buildings collapsed in Kano.

The incidents occurred in Dawanu, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area and Gwammaja Yan kwosai, Dala Local Government Area both in Kano State.

In Dawanu, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano, one person was killed when a building collapsed
due to downpour.

The father of the deceased, Mallam Buba Anwar, said the sad incident happened about 03:am on Tuesday.

Anwar, sighting the possibility of the collapse quickly alerted his wife to take the children out of their room.

Unfortunately, while they were able to rescue the baby girl, the baby boy could not be reached and killed in the process.

Meanwhile, at Gwammaja Yan kwosai, two boys lost their lives at midnight when a building collapsed at, Dala Local Government Area of Kano State.

The spokesperson of the State Fire Service, Saidu Mohammed, said all the 10 victims of the collapses have been hospitalized at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, where a four-year-old boy, Abdullahi Anass, and his six-year-old brother, Abdulmalik Anass, were confirmed dead.

“About 12:am, we got a distress call from Yan Kwasai in Dala Local Government Area that a one-storey building collapsed. Our rescue team rushed to the scene, and rescued 10 people, while we were told that eight others were still trapped in the building,” the spokesperson added.