5 Die, 7 Injured From Zaria Central Mosque Collapse

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By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

At least five people  are feared dead, while  seven others sustained various degrees of injuries when some part of the oldest  Zaria Central Mosque collapsed while some worshippers were observing Asar Prayers at about 4.00pm on Friday. August 11, 2023.

Speaking on the incident at  his palace, the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli said thar the old part of the mosque was the affected area as a result of a leaking  roof that led to the crack of the structure.

Emir Bamalli confirmed the number of the death and injuries as a result of the collapsed side of the mosque.

He extended condolences to the families of those that lost their loved ones as well as prayed for the quick recovery of the injured ones who are receiving treatment at St. Lukes Hospital, Wusasa and Gambo Sawaba General Hospital Kofar Gayan.

The emir therefore,  ordered  the closure of the mosque until when building professionals give the go ahead for its safety.

The funeral prayers of the five persons will take place by 8.00pm at the emirs Palace in Zaria City.

Rescue teams from Police, Civil Defence, KADVIS, Fire Service, FRSC and First Aids Groups have worked tirelessly in rescuing the trapped victims

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