The total numbers of injured students falls within 25 and are presently receiving treatment in Plateau Specialist Hospital. The cause of collapse was attributed to the usage of poor building materials and lack of professional attention used in construction of the structure.
He further revealed the plan of the building is that of a bungalow but later converted to a two storey-building without going through the proper procedure.
He said “At the moment, the death toll from the disaster stands at six, and 25 persons severely injured are responding to treatment at the Plateau Specialist Hospital.
“This disaster happened basically because the owner of the building used quacks and sub-standard materials in constructing the structure.
“I use to know that building to be just a bungalow, to my surprise, years later I realised that the building has been elevated to a two storey-building.
“During the rescue mission, my men were breaking the walls and concrete pillars with much ease, apparently, the elevation was done without proper permission and professional advice from experts and appropriate authorities,’’
However the state Government has promised to pay all hospital bills of the injured and all affected by the disaster. And Nigerians have been adviced to follow proper prcedure and use material of good quality in whatever construction they wish to carry out.
May the souls of all that died rest in peace.