Three-storey Building Collapses at Kano Textile Market, Kills One Person


A three-storey building collapsed at the popular Kantin Kwari textiles market in Kano state on Tuesday, June 7, claimed one person’s life while another one was injured.

It was gathered that the incident occurred around 13:30pm on Tuesday.

However, the cause of the collapse is still unknown, but the building was under construction.

Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the Kano state fire service spokesman, confirmed the incident, stating that the fire service received a distress call at about 12:40pm that a three-storey building had collapsed at unity road in the Kwari textile market.

He said that, on receiving the information, the firefighters were deployed and they got to the scene at about 12:45pm.

According to him, two persons were involved in the incident — one dead while the other severely injured.

Abdullahi added that the victims who are yet to be identified were taken to Murtala Muhammad specialist hospital.