Jos Building Collapse: Three Confirmed Dead, Scores Injured – Police

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The city of Jos, the Plateau State capital, was yesterday evening thrown into pandemonium following a collapse of a three-storey building at Butcher lane of Jos North Local Government Area, killing three people and leaving scores of others wounded.

The residential building located at Seriki Street in the state capital was said to have caved in around 4:30 p.m.

An eyewitness, Mallam Adamu, said the recent frequent rainfalls in the city may have been responsible as the old structure was becoming weak.

The State Chairman of the Action Democratic Congress, Mr Sabiu Musa, who resides close to the building told our correspondent in Jos on Monday that rescue workers had arrived the scene and were working to save those trapped in the collapsed building.

Musa said, “We just had an unfortunate incident on our street where a three-storey building collapsed. Some people were inside the building when it came down and I don’t know if they are still alive or dead.

“But right now, people have arrived in the area and are making efforts to rescue those trapped in the building.”

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