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12 dead bodies of a 3-story building collapse buried in Jos

House owner, two of his daughters, grandchildren, daughter in-law amongst 12 death in Jos story building collapse, on Monday.

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By Muhammad Tanko Shittu

Twelve dead bodies, victims of the 3-story-bulding collapsed have been laid to rest at the Jos cemetery along Zaria.

An emergency agencies, the Nigerian Red Cross confirmed 12 death, seven injured.

Chief Imam of Jos Sheikh Lawal Adam, led the funeral prayer for the first nine people at the Central Mosque by 10:am Tuesday.

The story building collapsed Monday evening, which led to many People trapped in it, until an excavator was used to clear off the rubbles that paved way for the rescue and recovery.

Similarly, three other corpses were recovered by the rescue workers, who were also laid to rest after their funeral prayer latter in the day, while of two bodies were taken homes by their relatives, one other was prepared and his prayer held at the Jos central Mosque.

A leading official of the Nigerian Red Cross, that pleaded anonymity, confirmed that nine people were recovered dead on Monday, while three others on Tuesday.

"We have worked in collaboration with other emergency agencies, nine dead bodies were evacuated on Monday evening, some few others were rescued alive injured and taken to hospital.

"Today (Tuesday) in the morning we have also recovered additional three dead bodies," he said.

According to him, seven persons were rescued alive and are receiving treatment.

The 3-story building was housing Nalele pharmacy, some business shops and private public convenience on the ground floor, while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors served as residential.

This Blogger, was at the scene of the incident and report that as at Monday, 9:30pm, when he left the scene of incident, rescue workers of the Road Safety corps, the Red Cross, NEMA, SEMA and other Islamic uniform first aid groups are excavating the collapsed building, and recovering dead bodies.

The building has trapped many people including women and children.

As at Tuesday afternoon after the search and rescue operation was completed, News fact, reports that no additional victim was discovered.

Also confirming the incident, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), however, said 14 persons died and four others severely injured in the collapsed three-storey building at Delimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.

Mr Nurudeen Musa, Head, Search and Rescue Operations at the North-Central office of NEMA made this known to newsmen in Jos on Tuesday.

“As at this afternoon, we recorded 14 deaths and four persons severely injured in the collapsed building,’’ he said.

The Plateau Police Command, spokesman DSP Tyopev Terna, also confirmed the incident.

The bodies of some of those who lost their lives, which include the owner of the building, Alhaji Rufa'i Kabiru Nalele, two of his daughters one of whom was pregnant, one of his daughter in-law, two of his grand childten and others had been released to their families and were buried.

This Blogger, was at the scene of the incident and report that as at Monday, 9:30pm, when he left the scene of incident, rescue workers of the Road Safety corps, the Red Cross and other Islamic uniform first aid groups are excavating the collapsed building, and recovering dead bodies.

The building has trapped many people including women and children, and as at Tuesday afternoon after the search and rescue operation, News fact, reports that no additional victim was recovered.


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