120-yr-old building collapses, kills one in Ekiti

A 13-year-old schoolgirl was on Tuesday killed as a 120-year-old building collapsed in Igede-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

However, a couple and their three-year-old child escaped with serious injuries from the tragedy.

The cause of the collapse of the building was not immediately stated but sources said the building had previously been marked for demolition by officials of the local government.

As soon as the building fell at about 2 a.m., neighbours rushed in to rescue the trapped family members and took the injured victims to the hospital.

A senior official of the Ekiti State Emergency Management Authority (EKSEMA), Funmilola Laka, said officials of the agency were also at the scene to help with the rescue operations.

She said the 13-year-old dead victim was a student of a public secondary school in the town.

Mrs Laka said the agency had commenced investigations on the matter.

Credit: premiumtimesng.com


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