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Death toll rises in Jos school building collapse

15 September 2015, 14:02

Abuja - The death death toll in Sunday’s building collapse at the Abu Naima Primary and Secondary School in Jos, the Plateau state capital, has risen to 10, Premium Times reports.

Twenty-four other pupils are said to be injured and admitted to the Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos metropolis.

The casualty figure rose on Monday morning from an initial seven deaths reported by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency on Sunday night.

Also Read: Four killed in Jos school building collapse

The North-central Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mohammed Abudulsalam, said three of the injured pupils, rushed to hospital after the incident, later passed on.

That brought the number of deaths in the incident to 10.

Read more at Premium Times

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