Heavy downpour Kills Seven Pupils in Nasarawa

Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital was thrown into confusion as a heavy rainfall which took place on the Wednesday claimed the lives of seven (7) Nursery/Primary school pupils and destroyed properties worth millionss.

The pupils were reported to have resumed school for their daily learning activities, shortly before the rain started. The school, located around Tuntun-Kauri area on the Lafia-Makurdi Expressway, has classrooms which were built with corrugated iron sheets, according to eyewitness reports.

Other houses within the area were also affected as the drainage system in the community is poor. However, the state chief fire officer, Alhaji Dogara Dalhatu who confirmed the incident said that about four pupils were confirmed dead during the rain. He blamed the incident on the failure of inhabitants to comply with physical planning regulations.

In his words, “the report from my men was that there were four dead bodies discovered and they had been deposited at the hospital. What they are doing is not good, especially in Lafia here. People do not comply with the rules and regulations guiding the planning and physical structure in the state. We cannot blame government for this unfortunate incident”.

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