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Two Die, Eight Rescued As Building Collapses In Kano

The Kano State Fire Service said it recovered two bodies and rescued eight others, after a one-storey building collapsed at Gwammaja ‘Yan Kosai, in Dala Local Government Area of the state.

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Saidu Muhammed, spokesperson for the Service, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday in Kano.

“We received a distress call at about 1:30 a.m on Tuesday from one Abdullahi Muhammad.

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“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 1:37 a.m.

“We discovered that the house, a one-storeyed building, collapsed on 10 dwellers and that they were covered by broken blocks and sand,” Muhammad said.

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He disclosed that those rescued were taken to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital in Kano for medical care, while the remains of the dead victims were also evacuated to the hospital.

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Muhammad advised residents in the state to be conscious of their environment, and avoid living in dilapidated buildings.

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