A part of a mosque collapsed during Friday prayers in Nigeria, killing seven; 23 injured.
A portion of the Zaria Central Mosque collapsed during prayers in Kaduna state in northwestern Nigeria, killing seven worshippers.
Officials said hundreds of people had gathered inside the mosque for prayers on Friday.
The mosque was built in the 1830s.
The Jaria Central Mosque is in Jaria. It is one of the largest cities in Northern Nigeria. State officials say the mosque was built in the 1830s.
23 people injured after a part of the mosque collapsed.
“Twenty-three people have been affected by the collapse of a part of the mosque. Our firefighters have taken them to the hospital,” the state emergency management agency said.
The video recorded at the spot clearly shows a huge gap where a portion of the roof has collapsed. The people who died in the mosque collapse have been buried.
Accident investigation order.
Kaduna Governor Uba Sani ordered an immediate investigation into the accident.
Describing it as a ‘heart-wrenching incident’, he promised to help those affected. His office said an advance team was already in Zaria.