Many escape death as storey building collapses in Jos


At least thirty people escaped being killed after a storey building collapsed at the Yanshanu suburb of Jos, Plateau state .

The building housing eight households , it was gathered , collapsed after a heavy downpour on Friday .

A resident , Adamu Mubiro , told our correspondent in Jos on Saturday that the occupants were lucky as the building came down minutes after they were evacuated.

Mubiro said , “When the rain started , we heard some sound from the building with four flats and some people came to warn the occupants to vacate the place .

“Less than ten minutes after they moved out of the building , it collapsed around 9 am . ”

The General Manager of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board , Kefas Yirlwang , who also confirmed the building collapse , however , said that no life was lost .

Yirlwang said , “It was an old building that collapsed during heavy rain . Immediately , we heard of the incident , our men were immediately deployed in the area and fortunately , there was no loss of life as the occupants were safely taken away .

The General Manager warned residents to steer clear of dilapidated structures to avoid any untoward incident , especially during the rains .

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