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Three kids die in Sokoto building collapse

11 June 2013, 16:59

Sokoto - A building has collapsed, killing three children of same parents in Adarawa area of Dange town in Sokoto State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the structure caved in as a result of wind and rainstorm that occurred in the early hours of Sunday.

The victims of the disaster are:  Zahara'u, Yusuf and Zainab Abu-Malam , aged 15,  9 and 7 years respectively.

The Chairman of Dange-Shuni Local Government Area, Magaji Bodai, told NAN in Dange on Tuesday that two of the children died on Sunday while the third one died on Monday at a hospital following injuries sustained from the incident.

He said he had since visited the area and condoled with the family of the victims.

The chairman described the incident as an act of God and prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and for the family to bear the  loss.

Bodai said he had ordered the immediate rehabilitation of the collapsed building.

 - NAN

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