One person has been confirmed dead with eight others injured in a building collapse in Kano State.
An uncompleted three-storey building caved in on Tuesday at a popular GSM market in Beirut Road, the north-western state as emergency officials embarked on rescue operations.
A few hours after the collapse, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sale Aliyu told Channels Television that a dead body has been retrieved from the rubble.
The building caved in at about 3:05 p.m. on Tuesday. So far, the eight rescued persons have been evacuated to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, for treatment.
Meanwhile, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has sympathised with the victims.
The governor in a statement also ordered intensified rescue operations to get to those trapped in the rubble.
While lamenting the unfortunate incident, he assured us that an investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the collapsed structure which was still under construction.