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Three children killed in Jigawa building collapse 

The police command in Jigawa has confirmed the death of three children in a building collapse that occurred in the Dutse local government area.

• September 9, 2022
Collapsed building used to illustrate the story

The police command in Jigawa has confirmed the death of three children in a building collapse that occurred in the Dutse local government area.

Police spokesman DSP Lawan Shiisu confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.

Mr Shiisu said the incident occurred on Wednesday morning in the Yakasai area of Jigawa Tsada village due to heavy rain recorded in the area.

“Today, at about 9:50 a.m., information was received from Jigawar Tsada village of Dutse LGA, that on the same date, one building has collapsed in the area due to the heavy rain which lasted for an hour last night,” the police statement said. “Three children namely; one Farida Idi, 6, Mariya Idi, 3 and Bilkisu Yahya, one and a half, all of Yakasai in Jigawar reportedly died on the spot before they could be rescued.”

The police command said the victims were evacuated and rushed to General Hospital, Dutse, where a medical doctor on duty certified them dead.

The statement added that their remains had since been released to their families for burial. 

(NAN) 

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