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Collapsed wall kills pupil in Ota

25 October 2013, 10:27

Ogun - One pupil died and four others sustained injuries when wall of Ketu Adiye Owe Primary School in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun fell on them on Thursday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident happened while the children were on break.

The affected classroom was located in an erosion-prone part of the school compound.

NAN also learnt that the injured pupils were treated in a private hospital before being taken to the General Hospital in Ota.

Rotimi Rahmon, Chairman, Ado Odo/Ota Local Government, visited the family of the deceased and expressed regrets over the unfortunate incident.

He also sympathised with the families of the affected pupils and promised that the injured ones would get the best medical care.

Rahmon directed that the standing wall of the affected classroom to be brought down immediately.

He also directed all headmasters in the LGA to ensure that any structure or object that could endanger the lives of pupils were removed from school compounds.

The chairman noted that the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) had completed the rehabilitation of a block of two classrooms in the school.

Rahmon added that the SUBEB had equally constructed 15 new classrooms and fully rehabilitated 71 others in the LGA as part of the 500 it constructed across the 20 LGAs.

Rahmon appealed to all residents of the local government to maintain peace as the government would continue to act in the best interest of the people.

 - NAN

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