Primary School collapses in Benue, one dead, 4 injured

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.

Primary School collapses in Benu

Primary School collapses in Benu

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.

“Another, Mlankyaa Nguevese had a fracture on one of his legs while three others sustained minor injuries.

“The injured pupils are receiving treatment at a hospital while the body of the deceased has been buried at his home town, Tse-Hungwa, Ugondu, Guma LGA of the state.”

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.

The school principal, Mr. Mlankyaa Francis, in his remark, appreciated Hon Mnyam’s visit.

He noted that observations by the Special Adviser would be corrected with immediate effect.

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