One Dead, 4 Injured As Primary School Building Collapses In Benue
A pupil of Victory International Nursery and Primary School, Daudu in Guma Local Government Area, LGA, of Benue state has been reported dead after a section of a block of two classrooms collapsed on Tuesday.
The 7-year-old victim, Nyom Godwin was said to have died on the spot while about four others sustained injuries.The incident happened at about 11:00am when the school pupils were on break.
They were reportedly eating behind the building when it collapsed.
Confirming the incident to newsmen on Thursday, Head Teacher of the School, Mr. Jeremiah Agba, said the pupils were eating during break time behind the building when it caved in.
He said, “The ugly incident happened when the pupils were eating behind the building during break time; unfortunately, we lost a seven-year-old pupil on the spot.
Speaking on the incident, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Hon. Matthew Mnyam, who reportedly visited the school, directed that the remaining part of the building be pulled down.
He charged school proprietors on quality structures as well as cleanliness of the school environment.
He noted that observations by the Special Adviser would be corrected with immediate effect.
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