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Four family members die in collapsed Kano building

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The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that four members of a family died in a collapsed building at Saberi area in Gwale Local Government Area, on Monday. Spokesman of the service, Saidu Mohammed, in a statement yesterday, said that three other victims were rescued from the debris.

Mohammed said that the incident occurred when the occupants were sleeping. “Seven persons were trapped in the collapsed building, four of them died later at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, while the remaining three victims are receiving treatment at the hospital.

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“Among those rescued was a one-year-old boy. We received a distress call from one Sadi Gora, who lives in the neighbourhood, at about 11:45 p.m. that a building collapsed in the area. On receiving the information, we quickly deployed our rescue team to the scene at about 11:55 p.m.,’’ he said.

According to him, the cause of the incident is still under investigation. Meanwhile, the service also confirmed that two other persons died after they drown in an open well on April 13, at Hotoro Limawa Quarters in Tarauni Local Government Area of the state.

“We received a distress call from one Murtala Muhammed, at about 1:22 p.m. that three persons fell inside a well. On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team and a vehicle to the scene at about 1:30 p.m.,’’ he said.

He said the team rescued them but found out that only one of them was alive while the remaining two were dead.

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