The Nigerian Red Cross, Kano State branch, has confirmed that one person has died in hospital of the nine victims who have been rescued alive so far, after the collapse of the three-storey building at the GSM market in Beirut on Tuesday evening .
However, the department’s secretary, Musa Abdullah, who confirmed the death, said a staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company had also lost their lives in the disaster.
“A staff of Kano Electricity Distribution Company, who tried to disconnect the building from the high voltage, but unfortunately the power already cut off from the transformer, technically bounced back and trapped him, leading to his death on the spot,” he said. .
Likewise, the National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that one person has died of the eight rescued victims who were taken to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.
In a statement from Manzo Ezekiel, head of the NEMA press unit Abuja, said eight people have been rescued and taken to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital so far, 9:10 p.m. Tuesday evening.
“Unfortunately, one of them was pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital, six with minor injuries were treated and discharged.”
Manzo explained that NEMA had been notified of the incident and immediately mobilized emergency services to the site for rescue operations.
According to him, the NEMA Search and Rescue team from the Agency’s Canoe Territorial Office was also deployed to the scene to bolster and coordinate the rescue operation.
Also in a statement from the Kano Fire Service Public Relations Officer, Saminu Abdullahi, the agencu said eight victims had been successfully rescued.
He mentioned the names: Naziru Abdulkadir, 24, Magaji Abubakar, 27, Abdurauf Muhammad, 38, and Minjibir Ibrahim, 46.
Others include Ahmad Buhari Haruna,16, Sadiq Haruna,19,, Abdurashid Basiru, 36, and Danladi Lawan, 29.
The statement maintained that all victims were successfully rescued alive with various types of injuries and that no lives were lost at the incident site.