At least five persons were crushed to death  following the collapse of a building  at  Angwan Dosa, Kaduna North Local Government Area of  the state  on Saturday.

It was gathered that the building was formerly owned by the St. Faith Catholic Church before it was sold to one Alhaji Suleiman Danzaria.

An eyewitness told our correspondent that building  had  been deserted in the wake of the 2011 political violence where the Church was attacked forcing it to relocate to another  part of the state.

This led the church management to sell the property  to Alhaji Danzaria.

The owner of the property, it was further learnt, contracted the demolishing of the building  one Alhaji Mohammed Idris  who employed the labourers to demolish the building.

?Alhaji  Idris  yesterday (Saturday)came to  demolish the building, he came with about 25 labourers. They came after the monthly sanitation  exercise and commenced work.

?However,  we just heard some sound  from where am sitting now only for us to rush down there to discover that the building had collapsed on the workers. They were demolishing the building manually. We expected that they make use of heavy equipments. You can see what ignorance had caused,? he added.

It was learnt that while 10 of the workers escaped unhurt , four died on the spot and another died at a private hospital in the state.

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