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Zaria Central Mosque Collapse Claims 6 Lives, Many Injured

In a tragic incident on Friday, the Zaria Central Mosque experienced a devastating collapse, resulting in the loss of six lives and leaving more than 10 individuals injured.

According to eyewitness accounts, a tragic incident unfolded, resulting in the loss of four lives at the scene. Additionally, two individuals who were promptly transported to a medical facility tragically passed away due to their injuries yesterday, raising the total number of casualties to six.

During an exclusive interview with DailyTrust.com on Saturday, Mallam Ibrahim Mohammed, a victim of the incident, shared his harrowing experience from his sick bed. Mohammed claimed that rather than the building collapsing, a stampede was to blame for the majority of the injuries.

In a recent statement, the individual recounted a harrowing incident, revealing, “I was pushed to the ground, and lots of people matched me, which resulted in all the injuries I sustained.”

However, Sani Salisu, a devout worshipper at the local mosque, has come forward with a concerning revelation. According to Salisu, a prominent pillar within the mosque has been experiencing a persistent leak for nearly five days, a problem that arose in the aftermath of heavy rainfall.

In a confirmation of the incident, the Emir of Zazzau, Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, revealed that the victims were engaged in the observance of the Asr prayer at approximately 4 p.m. when the tragic event took place.

The emir has issued a directive urging individuals to offer their prayers outside the mosque until the necessary repairs are completed.

In addition, he issued a directive for the funeral prayer of all those who perished in the tragic incident to be solemnly observed yesterday evening at 8:30 p.m. within the confines of his regal palace.

Ismail Hammed

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