Kano Building Collapse: 6 Dead, 3 Critically Injured

Aug 22, 2011 – 6 people were killed, while three others sustained serious injuries, following the collapse of a one-storey mud building in Warure Ward in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State.


One of the survivors and head of the family, Sanusi Bello, said that the incident happened at about midnight on Sunday.


According to him, some few minutes after he went to bed with his wife and five children on the ground floor, the entire building suddenly caved in and collapsed on them.


“It was by the miracle of God that I managed to come out of the rubbles and started shouting for help from the neighbourhood,” he said.


Bello said that by the time people came to rescue them, his wife and five of their children had already died because the building fell directly on them.


He said that it was the men of the fire service with the assistance of some of their neighbours who brought out the dead bodies.


He pleaded with the state government and other wealthy individuals to come to their aid.(Daily Times)