5 injured, no death in Kano varsity building collapse —VC

FIVE persons, on Monday, sustained injuries, following the collapse of a section of a building at the Department of Architecture under construction at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KSUT), Wudil.

The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Shehu Musa, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano, while he refuted the claim that 20 people were feared dead in the incident.

According to him, two of the injured persons had been discharged at the hospital, adding that “as I am talking to you now, nobody has lost his or her life because of that incident which happened around 1.00 p.m. today (Monday).

“Only one of the victims has a fracture on his hand, while the remaining two are responding to treatment.”

He said shortly after the incident, authorities of the university alerted the fire service, excavators and security agencies, adding that “excavation work had since started and whatever the outcome will be, it will be made public. But at the moment, nobody lost his life.”

The vice chancellor added that the school had also conducted roll call of the workers on duty at the site and all were found, including the injured.