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10yr old dies after classroom roof falls on pupils

12 March 2015, 14:45

Ogun - A 10-year-old Primary five pupil, Fibian Lawal, lost her life after the roof of a school building crashed on three pupils and a teacher of the school in Ilara community, in the Ogijo area of Ogun State, Punch reports.

The incident happened on Monday at the Local Government Primary School Ajeregun, while the teacher, identified simply as Onanuga, was taking the pupils in a lesson shortly after school hours.

Also read: One dies in Lagos building collapse

The other victims were taken to some hospitals in the area and were said to be in critical conditions.

Investigations revealed that the school building where this unfortunate incident happened was built in 1955 when the school was established.

A newly constructed building was by the side of the old school building which was not in use. According to the teachers in the school, they were not making use of the new building even though it was completed in 2014 because it had not been commissioned by the state government.

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