A building has collapsed in Magodo, Lagos, and 4 people including 3 children have been confirmed dead.
The victims; Sylva Odiah, 24; Sayo Odiah,15; Clinton Odiah, 11 and eight year-old Endurance Odiah, belong to the same mother.
The woman has been rushed to Tabasco hospital in the area, The Nation reports.
A resident gave his account of the building accident: “Around 6am, we
heard a loud sound. But we did not know that the upper part of another
building beside the bungalow has fallen on it.
“Unfortunately, it fell just on the room where Mr. Godwin Odiah’s
children were sleeping. The man has seven children but three of them are
not around. He was the one who saw it and started screaming for help.
He said he was in the bathroom when he heard the sound but did not know
that it was in his compound.
“Another building also collapsed again but I don’t know if anyone was
killed. Government needs to do something in this area. It is sandy and
water logged. I think the incident is not unconnected with the heavy
rain and the topography in the area,” said the resident.
The National Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident
through its spokesman for the southwest, Ibrahim Farinloye, who said the
collapse was caused by mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside
“Four persons were recovered dead. The cause of the collapse was the
heavy rainfall. Mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun
hit the three bedroom flat, unfortunately the room where the deceased
were recovered was the one hit by the mudslides.
“Another mudslide fell on one single room building in the area but no one was trapped there.”
Obinna Nnanna’s joy knew no bounds last September 23 afternoon, when
his wife, Ijeoma was delivered of triplets, two males and a female,
after nine months of their marriage. When he returned home that evening,
he was already thinking and planning how to put together an elaborate
bash, as his resources would permit him to welcome the babies and their
mother home; moreso, when the bundle of joy was coming just nine months
after they got married.
They were expected to stay some days at
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Gbagada, since she delivered
through caesarean section. However, the joy turned sour, as fate dealt a
crushing blow on him, following the death of his wife about 3am the
Obinna said it was the worst news he has ever received in his life, and thought...
The unprecedented visit of strange-looking men to the
home of Dr. Paul Erie, an associate professor of agricultural economics
at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Ambrose Alli
University (AAU), Ekpoma, on June 16, 2015 signaled an ominous
The armed invaders numbering
eight, reportedly positioned themselves strategically within the
premises. While some of them barged into the sitting room without
knocking, others stayed outside to ward off intruders.
reportedly made straight for where Dr Erie was, with a stern warning to
him to cooperate or have his life wasted by a bullet from their lethal
Like a sheep being led to the slaughter, Dr Erie
reportedly obeyed and...
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