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12 Bodies Recovered From Collapsed Building In Jos

Bernard Femi

Twelve bodies were recently recovered from the rubble of the collapsed residential building in Jos, the capital city of Plateau State.

The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) as well as other bodies, including the Nigerian Red Cross Society and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corpse (NSCDC) formed a joint team for the rescue operation.

On Monday, July 15, the rescue team recovered four bodies from the rubble of the collapsed building. Earlier today, they resumed the search-and-rescue operation and they were able to recover six more bodies.

One of the bodies recovered was that of a popular house owner in that area, Alhaji Kabiru Nalele, also called ‘Sariki’ (King). He came to visit his apartment as usual when the building collapsed, killing him, his two wives and nine others.

The ground floor was used as shops while the other two floors were used for residential purposes. A pharmaceutical store was located on the ground floor for selling wholesale and retail drugs.

The Director of Search and Rescue, Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Junni Bala, said:

“The two-storey building located at Butcher Line, Dilimi, in North Local Government Area of Plateau State fell at about 6pm local time trapping many.

“Rescuers recovered four corpses on Monday night from the rubble before discovering six others on Tuesday. Four other people were critically injured in the disaster.”