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3 dead, 2 injured in Kano building collapse -NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed three persons dead and two injured in a three-storey building collapse incident at Kuntau Quarters, Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.

Dr Nuradeen Abdullahi, NEMA Kano Territorial Coordinator, confirmed the incident and casualty figures on Friday in Kano.

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

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

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

He noted that the search-and-rescue operation was still ongoing.

“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 (NAN)

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