A building at Abu Naima Primary and Secondary School, an Islamic school in Bukuru, Plateau State collapsed on Sunday afternoon, killing at least four students and injuring 14 others, the state coordinator of emergency services said.
“We are still working under the rubble for more bodies and injured,” Abdulsalam Muhammed, the state coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency, said.
The two-storey building collapsed while there were about 40 students of various ages inside, teacher Danlami Muhammed said.
Ahmed Abubakar, one of the parents at the scene of the accident said to the press, “We rushed here to find out if our children are alive … we only hope Jamila, my daughter and Saleh are not among the dead,”
Another distraught parent said the building was poorly constructed by the local community and believed heavy rain had contributed to its collapse.
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