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No casualty as building collapses in Jos

The building near Bukuru Mini Stadium has a supermarket on the ground floor with offices upstairs.

• September 19, 2022
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

A storey building has collapsed in Bukuru, near Jos, Plateau, but no life was lost, a witness said.

The building near Bukuru Mini Stadium has a supermarket on the ground floor with offices upstairs.

The owner of the building, Moses Pam, who spoke with journalists, thanked God for sparing his life.

“At about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, I went to take inventory of the goods in the shop. While in the shop, I heard a loud noise and I hurriedly ran and locked the shop.

“I started to go, then I heard another loud noise, and when I turned, I saw dust everywhere. That is all I can remember,” he said.

A witness said rainwater might be partly responsible for the collapse of the building.

Chuwang Davou told journalists that the building “is situated beside a mining pond.

“As you can see, the building is just by the bank of a pond, who knows whether it was sitting on an underground mining pit,” he asked.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) team at the site of the collapsed building thanked God that no life was lost.

NEMA Head of Search and Rescue, Nurudeen Musa, said that the structure did not meet the required standards from every indication.

Mr Musa urged concerned government agencies to always enforce all relevant laws to ensure that buildings meet specifications and standards to avoid disasters.


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