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3 killed in Zaria building collapse

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Three people have been killed, seven others injured following collapse of a two-storey Islamiyya school building under construction at Unguwan Kaya, in Zaria, Kaduna State last Friday.

Abdul-Muminu Adamu, the Divisional Secretary, Nigerian Red Cross, Zaria branch said the incident was unexpected and very frightening.

“Shortly when the incident happened, a good Samaritan informed us and we reported to the scene immediately.

“When we came here, we were able to recover the bodies of two people and later recovered another body while seven other people were rescued alive.

“The corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika.

“While the injured persons are also responding to treatment in the same hospital,” he said.

Paul Fedelix-Aboi, the Director of the state Fire Service, described the development as unfortunate, saying that the actual cause can only be ascertained after investigation.

He said though the rescue operation is not part of their mandate, they were in the area to render possible assistance to rescued persons.

Felix-Aboi attributed the recurrence of building collapse in Nigeria to attitude of Nigerians who always go for cheap labour.

The director advised people to always employ the services of building professionals to put an end to building collapse in the country.

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Ben Kure, described the incident as sad and frightening.

Mr Kure said on receiving the report of the incident, men of the agency were mobilised to the site to render assistance.

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