The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said 14 persons have so far died and four others severely injured in a collapsed three-storey building in Delimi Community of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau.
Speaking with News Agency, Nurudeen Musa, head, Search and Rescue Operations at the North-Central office of NEMA, said that the death toll had increased from the numbers confirmed by the police after the rescue operation conducted by a joint team from NEMA, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the International Red Cross and security agencies.
“As at this afternoon, we recorded 14 deaths and four persons severely injured in the collapsed building,” adding that the injured were currently receiving treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital and Bingham University Teaching Hospital.
NAN gathered that the bodies of some of those who lost their lives, which include the owner of the building and his pregnant daughter, had been released to their families and were buried.
The three-storey building belonging to Rufai Kabiru collapsed in the late hours of Monday, killing its owner and other people.
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