WAEC: Three killed, 200 injured as examination hall collapses

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-- (m) at 26-04-2013 06:12AM

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THREE pupils, including a girl, were killed and hundreds injured on Wednesday when a building in which they were writing the West African Examination Council School Certificate examination (WASCE) collapsed on them.


 
The incident occurred in Alpha Academy, a private secondary school in Mararaba, Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Some 560 candidates were writing the examination in Alpha Academy. Many of them complained of the cracks before the building came down on Wednesday.
 
Of the 200 injured candidates, 30 are said to be in critical condition at the CRCN Hospital, Takum, where doctors are battling to save their lives.
 
One of the survivors, Godiya John, 22, who sustained a spinal cord injury, was immediately referred to the National Hospital, Abuja.
 
Donga council chair Capt. Douglas Ndatse (rtd), who confirmed the incident, described the examination hall as a one-storey building.
He said the examination was taking place upstairs.
 
Another survivor, simply identified as Ezekiel, said they were waiting for the Biology question paper when the building suddenly came down on them.
 
Ezekiel, who is seriously injured, said the incident occurred at about 6:48pm, more than three hours behind the time scheduled for the examination.
 
“The paper was slated for 3:30pm,” Ezekiel said, attributing the delay to officials.
Some 560 candidates are writing the examination in Alpha Academy.


-- winace (f) at 26-04-2013 06:36AM
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Oh my GOD!!! I wish u quick recovery. May dead soul rest in peace.
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-- angesco (f) at 26-04-2013 07:34AM
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Another school in Nigeria granted approval by the Ministry of Education reduced to rubble! 
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-- angesco (f) at 26-04-2013 07:34AM
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Another school in Nigeria granted approval by the Ministry of Education reduced to rubble!  
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-- dlimelite (f) at 26-04-2013 07:55AM
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May the dead rest in peace. Wish the injured quick & successful recovery. Naija........ (smh)
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-- zeesexie (f) at 26-04-2013 08:13AM
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So sad. Wish dem quick recovery n eternal rest to d dead.
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-- chicco77 (f) at 26-04-2013 08:17AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- Solidstonez (f) at 26-04-2013 08:25AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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-- Solidstonez (f) at 26-04-2013 08:25AM
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Not again, there is never good news out of naija

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-- Solidstonez (f) at 26-04-2013 08:28AM
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I wish them quick recovery and may the souls of the dead rest in peace.

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-- beneno (m) at 26-04-2013 08:29AM
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R.I.P to the dead and quick recovery to the injured ones.you see wetin delay dey cause we Nigerians.i wish them suply those questions papers on time E for quick those student finish the exam and even don reach house before the building colaps  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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-- bestbuky (f) at 26-04-2013 08:32AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- etibaba (m) at 26-04-2013 08:33AM
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Which kind country be this na.

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-- pchinedu20 (m) at 26-04-2013 09:00AM
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so sorry
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-- tanglefree (f) at 26-04-2013 09:20AM
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Eyah! Sad news.

I wish them well. RIP to the dead.
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-- ejiroudonwa (f) at 26-04-2013 09:37AM
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Lord have mercy.
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-- Shegzan (m) at 26-04-2013 09:53AM
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Kk!

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-- Biafranwar (m) at 26-04-2013 10:01AM
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Nigeria with bad news
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-- dickman2 (m) at 26-04-2013 10:03AM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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-- PeacetoU (f) at 26-04-2013 10:11AM
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I wish them quick recovery. Had it been they gave them the paper at the right time they wouldn't have fallen into this mess.
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