No fewer than three people have been killed, while seven others were injured following the collapse of a two-storey Islamiyya school building under construction at Unguwan Kaya, in Zaria, Kaduna State.
NAN eports that the incident occurred on Friday while construction work was ongoing at the building.
Speaking with NAN at the scene of the event, the Divisional Secretary, Nigerian Red Cross, Zaria branch, Malam Abdul-Muminu Adamu, said the incident was “unexpected and very frightening.”
“Shortly when the incident happened, a good Samaritan called and informed us and we reported at the scene immediately.
“When we came here, we were able to recover the bodies of two people and later recovered another body, while seven other people were rescued alive.
“The corpses of the deceased have been deposited at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika; while the injured persons are also responding to treatment at the same hospital,” he said.