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Monday, 14 September 2015

Death toll rises to ten in Jos building collapse

The number of death following the collapse of an Islamic school in Jos has risen to 10 as more victims died in hospital.
Some of the students rushed to hospital after the incidence died while receiving medical attention at various hospitals in the city.
There are about 25 victims who were rushed to the hospitals after they were recovered from the rubles of the building.
Two of the victims who are children died at the early hour of yesterday in Plateau hospital. Three other died at a hospital in Bukuru.
An Islamic school called Abu Naib Islamic School located along Gero road in Bukuru collapsed while students who are mostly teenagers were receiving lectures Sunday evening.
North Central Zonal coordinator of the National Emergency Mangement Agency NEMA, Muhammad Abdulsalam had on Sunday night announced the death of four students while sources closed to the scene gave a figure of 8 deaths.
NEMA said when the incident happened “four children were   confirmed dead while twenty five others sustained injuries and were taken to the specialists’ hospital but one other person died making it five.”
The Chief Medical director of Plateau specialist hospital, Philemon Golwa also confirmed to our correspondent that two survivors died at the hospital.
One of the survivor Mamunat Mohammed, a ten year old on admission at the   Plateau specialist hospital said, “We were in Class on Sunday evening receiving Quranic lessons, when we heard a loud noise and then I found myself on this hospital bed. My waist is broken, my legs aches,” she said.
Mrs. Zuwabia Ibrahim, a mother of a victim said her daughter Amina Ibrahim 10 year’s old, left home at about 5pm on Sunday to attend Quranic lessons not too far from her house in Bukuru.
According to her, “about one hour thirty minutes later we got a call from our friend that the school building had collapsed on the children. I immediately called my husband and we rushed to the scene and was told that our daughter was alive and had been rushed to the hospital but badly injured.”


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