By Muhammad Aminu
At least one person was confirmed dead and another injured after a newly constructed three-storey building collapsed in Unity Road, adjacent to Kwari Market in Fagge local government of Kano State.
The building was undergoing finishing touches and consisted of shops before it collapsed around 12 40pm Tuesday afternoon, leaving two workers affected.
Operatives of Kano State Fire Service who rescued and took the victims to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital said one person was confirmed dead while one other was wounded.
The spokesman for the Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident, “Two people were trapped. We rescued one alive. One dead.”
Abdullahi added: “Around 12:40 pm were called that a building collapsed at Unity Road. Our officers arrived almost instantly and rescued one worker alive but injured. And another one was confirmed dead. The injured is receiving treatment at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital.”
The building was positioned in a very tight location amid other storey buildings.
Collapsing of buildings has become prevalent in Nigeria, usually due to poor supervision and the use of substandard materials.
An eyewitness told The Daily Reality that the building had been recently erected, and it was only finishing touches that remained before the collapse.