Two pregnant women collapsed and died in Bauchi, yesterday, while they were waiting to be screened by the Verification Team from the office of the Account General of the state government,Vanguard reports.
The two pregnant women (names withheld) were among the over 6,000 teachers in the state that were asked to assemble at the state local government education secretariat for screening before collecting their salaries.
Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness, Abubakar Yusuf, a teacher at the Baba Didi primary school that the first woman, who was seven months pregnant, fainted when the crowd were pushing to be verified, a situation that triggered a congestion during the exercise.
He said they all assembled at the local government
“Some of the people who came early were lucky enough to be verified, but as the crowd kept increasing, people began to push each other.
In the process, an unidentified pregnant woman fainted and went into a comma.” “Another pregnant woman also collapsed and had a miscarriage instantly. The two pregnant women were rushed to the hospital for treatment. We later heard that they died.”