A three storey building under construction in one of the GSM markets in Kano has collapsed.
The building is located on Beirut road, a very busy area in Kano metropolis.
Eyewitnesses said many people are feared trapped in the rubble.
They said some of the persons inside the building when it caved in could not be rescued because there was no available equipment.
The voice of one of the trapped victims could be heard when he was called on the phone.
“We just called his number and he is picking calls. Only that there is no way for him to escape,” one of the witnesses said.
The building was said to have collapsed at about 4.30pm, on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a member of the rescue team who got to the scene early, said an excavator was on its way to the place to boost efforts to rescue all the trapped victims.