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NEMA confirms 3 dead, 2 injured in Kano building collapse


NEMA confirms 3 dead, 2 injured in Kano building collapse

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has officially confirmed that three individuals have tragically lost their lives, and two others sustained injuries due to a building collapse at Kuntau Quarters in the Gwale Local Government Area of Kano.

Dr. Nuradeen Abdullahi, the NEMA Kano Territorial Coordinator, shared this heartbreaking news and the casualty figures with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano.

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“We received a distressed call at about 9:20 a.m on Friday from a good Samaritan that a three- storey building under construction collapsed at Kuntau quarters.

“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene.

“So far, five persons were rescued and taken to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, out of which three were confirmed dead, while two victims sustained injury and are receiving treatment” Abdullahi said.

He noted that the search and rescue operation was still ongoing to rescue those trapped.

“NEMA rescue team, Kano State Fire Service, Police, Red Cross, NSCDC and SEMA among others are still at the site of the incident to ensure removal of other trapped victims,” Abdullahi said.

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