Ogun state – September 11 – Viewpoint Housing News – Two sisters were killed in a building collapse in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State on Saturday. The incident happened, following a downpour.
According to The Punch, 16-year-old Suliyat and her 25-year-old elder sister, Nofisat, were trapped in the rubble.
The two victims were said to be within the structure when the Saturday downpour started before the building caved in.
It took some time for neighbours to bring out the sisters, who were hurt.
They were rushed to a nearby medical facility, the Tomade Hospital, Ojodu Abiodun but, were confirmed dead by a doctor.
An eyewitness, who lives in the community and spoke anonymously because he was not authorised to speak for the family, claimed that everyone was taken off guard by the incident, adding that residents did everything they could to save both victims from the rubble.
The source said, “The sisters were inside the house when the incident happened. We all jointly made efforts to rescue them from the wreckage. We immediately took them to the hospital. It’s so sad that we lost them.”
Meanwhile, after the matter was reported to the police, the family insisted that the deceased be buried according to Islamic rites.
Speaking, the state Public Relations Officer, Odutola Omolola, who confirmed the incident, said the family insisted that the victims be buried immediately.