10 students killed in Nigeria school building collapse

Abuja, Sep 14 (IANS) At least 10 students died and 21 others were injured when the school building they were in collapsed in Nigeria’s Jos city, authorities said on Monday.

Mohammed Abdulsalam, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency, said the incident occurred on Sunday during full session at the local school in which about 38 pupils were in attendance, Xinhua news agency reported.

The official said seven pupils died on the spot while three others succumbed to their injuries on Monday while undergoing treatment in hospital.

Authorities in the school said about 50 pupils were usually in attendance during the daily Arabic classes but heavy downpour on Sunday might have prevented other school children from coming.

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