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Building collapses in Kaduna, 11 rescued

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Kaduna – A two-storey building has collapsed in Kaduna on Thursday with several people buried under the rubbles.

Eye witnesses said the building, located on Hadeja road, collapsed at about 2.00pm after the occupants returned from the afternoon prayers.

A rescue effort by residents had led to the evacuation of 11 victims from the rubble of which two were rushed to hospital.

 The collapsed building along Hadeija Road, Kaduna. Photo: Olu Ajayi

The collapsed building along Hadeija Road, Kaduna. Photo: Olu Ajayi

There were no rescue facilities at the site at at about 4 p.m, in spite of the presence of officials of the Nigeria Red Cross, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the police and other rescue workers.

A resident of the area, Nasir Musa told journalists that the building was over 40 years old and that the tenants had been told to vacate as it had shown signs of instability.

Gov. Mukhtar Yero was also the scene of the accident. (NAN)

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