Jos Building Collapse Death Toll Rises To 12

Channels Television  
Updated July 16, 2019

Twelve people have been confirmed dead after a three-storey residential building collapsed following torrential rain in Jos, Plateau State. 

The figure was confirmed on Tuesday evening by NEMA’s Head of Rescue Operations, North Central, Mr Nurudeen Musa.

Nurrdeen said bodies of four female, eight male persons have been recovered from the rubbles.

He added that four other victims have rescued.

Rescue operations continue as the operators sifted through the rubble overnight after the building collapsed on Monday.

The collapse came after three days of pounding rain.

Emergency officials said it occurred during working hours, sparing dozens of residents, who later returned to find their homes destroyed.

Residents said that extra floors of residential housing had been added to the building in recent years.

It will be recalled that 20 people died when a building housing a nursery and primary school collapsed in Lagos, in March 2019.