Breaking News: School building collapses in Jos, several pupils feared dead

JosA school, Abu Naima Primary and Secondary School, located in the Bukuru area of Jos, the Plateau state capital, collapsed on Sunday evening, killing a yet unknown number of  pupils.

A witness, Awal Ahmed, said at least seven bodies have been removed from the rubble of the building.

The incident, Mr. Ahmed said, occurred at about 6:30pm local time just as the school, said to be a private Islamic institution, was holding its evening classes.

An eyewitness says several other pupils were badly injured.

“So far, seven dead bodies have been evacuated from the building, but several others are believed to still be in the rubble,” he said.

Most of the affected pupils are believed to be between the ages of six and seven.

It was gathered that more than 30 pupils do attend the Sunday classes to learn how to read the Quran, and that several of them were present when the incident occurred.- Premium Times

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