Of the eight people pulled from the rubble, “one person that has multiple fractures is still in the hospital and six people with minor injuries have already been discharged,” he said.
Kano Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje ordered an investigation to “unravel the cause of the collapsed structure.”
The building was planned as a business center and was being constructed although some businesses were already operating on the ground floor. It was located in a busy neighborhood, initially raising fears among residents that there would be a high number of casualties.
Neither residents nor local officials have explained why the building collapsed. There have been many similar building collapses in Nigeria amid criticism that some unscrupulous builders and corrupt officials do not abide by construction and safety standards.