A 20-year-old construction worker, identify as Abdulkadir Nasiru, lost his life while his co-worker, Nasiru Shafiu, sustained injuries as a three-storey building collapsed in Kanti Kwari Textiles Market in Kano State, yesterday.
The incident, occurred yesterday around 12:30pm at Unity Road, and ever busy street in the market. An eyewitness, Mr Rabiu Yahaya, said that the building which was under construction, suddenly collapsed while traders and customers were busy trading.
“I was pushing my cart with some loads in it when i heard a thunderous sound with thick dust renting the air. I was a bit far from the place, but I saw when the building was collapsing” he said.
The eyewitness said they did not know the cause of the collapse, but the building was under construction. Noting that two floors in the building had been completed while the third floor was under construction.
The spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service, Mr. Saminu Yusif Abdullahi, has confirmed the incident. Abdullahi said that they received a distress call at about 12:40pm that a three-storey building had collapsed at Unity Road in textiles market.
According to him , on receiving the information, the firefighters rushed to the scene at about 12:45:pm. He said that two major victims of the severely injured person were taken to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.