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Two dead, eight rescued in Kano building collapse

Two people died and eight others were rescued after the collapse of the three-story building at Beirut GSM Market in Kano.

 Giving an update on the building collapse which occurred on Tuesday evening, August 30, the Nigerian Red Cross Society, Kano State branch, said that one person died at the hospital among the nine victims so far rescued alive.

The Secretary of the branch, Musa Abdullah, said that a staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company also lost his life in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 2.

 "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 statement by the Kano Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi, the agency said eight victims had been successfully rescued.

 He listed the names of the survivors as: Naziru Abdulkadir, 24, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Abdurauf Muhammad, 38, and Minjibir Ibrahim, 46, Ahmad Buhari Haruna,16, Sadiq Haruna,19, Abdurashid Basiru, 36, and Danladi Lawan, 29.

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