At least thirty people escaped being killed after a storey building collapsed at the Yanshanu suburb of Jos , Plateau state .
The building housing eight households , it was gathered, collapsed after a heavy downpour on Friday .
A resident , Adamu Mubiro , told our correspondent in Jos on Saturday that the occupants were lucky as the building came down minutes after they were evacuated .
Mubiro said, “ When the rain started , we heard some sound from the building with four flats and some people came to warn the occupants to vacate the place .
“ Less than ten minutes after they moved out of the building , it collapsed around 9 am. ”
The General Manager of the Jos Metropolitan Development Board , Kefas Yirlwang, who also confirmed the building collapse , however , said that no life was lostYirlwang said , “ It was an old building that collapsed during heavy rain. Immediately , we heard of the incident , our men were immediately deployed in the area and fortunately, there was no loss of life as the occupants were safely taken away . .
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