Four members of a family have died after their building collapsed while they were sleeping, and three others were rescued, including a one-year-old boy.

The Kano State Fire Service confirmed that four members of a family died in a collapsed building at Saberi area in Gwale Local Government Area, on Monday, April 13.

Spokesman of the service, Saidu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, April 14 in Kano, said that three other victims were rescued from the debris.

Mohammed said that the incident occurred when the occupants of the house were sleeping.

“Seven persons were trapped in the collapsed building, four of them died later at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano while the remaining three victims were receiving treatment at the hospital. Among those rescued was a one-year-old boy.

“We received a distress call from one Sadi Gora, who lives in the neighbourhood, at about 11:45 p.m. that a building collapsed in the area.

“On receiving the information, we quickly deployed our rescue team to the scene at about 11:55 p.m.,” he said.

According to him, the cause of the incident is still under investigation.

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