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8 Rescued, One Electrocuted As Storey Building Collapsed In Kano

At least eight people have been rescued from a collapsed storey building in Kano on Tuesday afternoon.

Spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed that the rescued persons have been hospitalised at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital where they are receiving medical treatment.

Meanwhile, one electrician Abdullahi Ya’u has died from electrocution while excavation was going on.

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According to eyewitnesses accounts, Abdullahi died after he was trying to cut off electricity installation around the debris of the collapsed building to enable emergency operatives have access to the site of the incident.

“He was trying to cut off wire unfortunately he was not using protective equipment, so he was electrocuted,” said an eyewitness.

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, in line with the incident, suspended swearing in of commissioners scheduled for Tuesday afternoon after the building collapsed.

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Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, who was at the site of the incident Tuesday evening commisirated with the victims and business community of the market.

Meanwhile, Kano State Fire Service confirmed that a tricycle operator identified as Ammar Ibrahim drowned in a river on his way returning to Kano City from Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.

According to a statement from Saminu Abdullahi, the late Ibrahim was washing his tricycle at the Bank of a river beside road when he slid into the river and drowned.

He said that the body of the deceased had been handed over to the police in Dawakin Tofa local council.

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