School collapse kills five in Jos

Four children and a teacher were killed when an Islamic primary school collapsed near the central Nigerian city of Jos, the country’s main relief agency said on Monday.

The tragedy happened on Sunday evening at the Abu Naima school in the Bukuru area to the south of the city, said Mohammed Abdulsalam, from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“Five people died: four students and one female teacher. Twenty-four people — 21 girls and three boys — were injured and taken to hospital,” he told AFP.