7 Die, 5 Injured As Building Collapses On Pupils In Jos


A storey building housing an Islamic school along Gero road, Bukuru, Jos, collapsed last night on pupils, as they were receiving Islamic lectures in the evening. The name of the school was given as Abu Naib Islamic School.

According to the Zonal Coordinator, North Central of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mohammed Abdulsalam, rescue team of the agency arrived the scene and recovered seven bodies, while five people were rescued but with severe injuries.

Eyewitnesses said more deaths would have been recorded, but it was raining that Sunday evening, which made a lot of pupils absent from class.

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