A three-storey building has collapsed in Hadejia Road, a busy commercial area of Kaduna.
A witness said the incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. bringing down most part of the building. He said several residents on the top floor and shop owners occupying the ground floor are still trapped in the building.
An okada rider involved in rescue efforts told PREMIUM TIMES that a dead woman was pulled from the rubble, while few survivors rescued are receiving treatment at Jowako Hospital, Jos Road, close to the scene of the accident.
The ground floor is predominantly occupied by Igbo traders who sell vehicle tyres.
Governor Mukhtar Yero is at the scene of the incident, while both the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, and Kaduna State Emergency Agency, SEMA, officials are carrying out rescue operations.
More details later…