Three children of one Sunday Okereke from Akaeze from the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State lost their lives when a dilapidated building in the community collapsed.
The victims include 11-year-old Mmesoma, 5-year-old Onyinyechi, and 3-year-old John.
Tribune Online gathered that before the collapsed of the building, Okereke’s wife, Elizabeth had earlier expressed fear over the physical condition of the thatch building and pleaded with her husband to work towards relocating the family immediately.
“But the family could not afford fund to make alternative arrangements for relocation as a result of hardship,” a source said.
Our reporter also gathered that the deceased were removed from the building by neighbours and have been buried while their mother and her only surviving son are receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as at the time of this report.
However, when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the matter has not been reported to her office and promised to give our correspondent the details when the matter gets her office.
“I called the DPO of Akaeze Development Centre and he said he will text me the details but he has not, I am still waiting for his text,” she said.
Earlier, the Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Onyebuchi Ogbadu confirmed the incident.
He said, “when I received the information, I rushed to the place and saw that three kids died instantly while the surviving mother and one of the children were rushed to the hospital. It was very critical. The incident happened on Friday night.”