7 children killed as school building collapses in Jos


The building of an Islamic School has collapsed in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government in Plateau State killing at least eight students.

The incident which occurred at about 7:30 on Sunday night threw several families into mourning.

The Islamic school, Abu Naib Islamic school is operated under a building located along Gero road in Bukuru.

The school normally holds its evening lessons between 6:30pm and 9pm daily with over forty students attending.

‪National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said four students were confirmed dead while five were injured as a result of the incident.

‪Alhaji Danlami Muhammad who lives in the community said; “I cannot give details of the casualties as at now because we are still trying to rescue them.”‬

‪Alhaji Muhammad said about 40 children were inside the building when it collapsed adding that, “the number could have been more than this but for the rainfall that prevented some of the children from attending.”‬

‪Confirming the incident, North Central Zonal coordinator of the NEMA, Muhammad Abdulsalam said; “so far four children have been confirmed dead while five others have sustained injuries and have been taken to the specialists hospital. Our men are still carrying out the rescue mission and by tomorrow. I will give you the details.” ‬