The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Kano State branch, has announced that one victim died in the hospital among the nine victims who have so far been retrieved alive from a three-storey structure that collapsed on Tuesday evening at Beirut GSM Market, leaving nine victims alive..
Musa Abdullah, the branch secretary, who confirmed the fatality, added that a Kano Electricity Distribution Company employee had also perished in the accident.
“A staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, who was trying to disconnect the building from the high tension but unfortunately, the power that was already shut down from the transformer, technically relayed back and trapped him which led to his death on the spot,” he said.
In a same vein, the National Emergency Management Agency has announced that one of the eight victims who had been rescued and transferred to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital had passed away.
In a statement released by Manzo Ezekiel, Head, NEMA Press Unit Abuja, it was stated that eight people had been saved and transferred to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital as of Tuesday night at 9:10 p.m.
“Sadly, one of them was confirmed dead by doctors at the hospital. Six with minor injuries were treated and discharged.”
Manzo outlined how NEMA was made aware of the event and quickly dispatched emergency personnel to the scene for rescue efforts.
He said that in order to support and organize the rescue effort, a NEMA Search and Rescue team from the Agency’s Kano Territorial Office was also sent to the scene.
Eight casualties had been safely rescued, according to a statement from Saminu Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer for the Kano Fire Service.
He listed the names as: Naziru Abdulkadir, 24, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Abdurauf Muhammad, 38, and Minjibir Ibrahim, 46.
The others are Danladi Lawan, 29, Ahmad Buhari Haruna, 16, Sadiq Haruna, 19, Abdurashid Basiru, 36.
The statement stated that no lives were lost at the location of the tragedy and that all patients were successfully recovered alive with varied types of injuries.