13 dead in building collapse

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Some 13 school children were killed when the fence of the building near their school collapsed in Nigeria’s South-west city of Ibadan, the local Nation newspaper reported Wednesday. The fence of the building, which is beside the Living Water Nursery and Primary School in the suburb of the city, reportedly collapsed around 12.30 pm local time Tuesday, killing the pupils who were writing their terminal examination. Several pupils and teachers were also said to be injured, while the school proprietor was said to have suffered a spinal cord injury. Parents and guardians rushed to the school on learning of the incident. ”It was a moving scene. Sympathisers also wept as we joined in rescuing the injured. Parents and guardians whose kids died wept profusely,” the newspaper quoted eyewitnesses as saying. Panapress.

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