Death Toll Rises to 14 in Collapsed Jos Building

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 16 – The death toll from the collapsed three story building in Jos, Plateau State has risen to 14, according to the National Emergency Agency(NEMA).

According to the agency, four others are critically injured and receiving treatment in the hospital.

The building collapsed in Delimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Nurudeen Musa, Head, Search and Rescue Operations at the North-Central office of NEMA, told journalists the three-storey building, belonging to one Rufai Kabiru, collapsed in the late hours of Monday, killing Kabiru and other people.

Musa said, “As of this afternoon, we recorded 14 deaths and four persons severely injured in the collapsed building.”

He added that the injured were currently receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital and Bingham University Teaching Hospital.

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