Building collapses in Ogun, kills pregnant mother, 5-year-old daughter

An old building which collapsed and killed a pregnant mother and her daughter in Abeokuta Thursday.
An old building which collapsed and killed a pregnant mother and her daughter in Abeokuta Thursday.

A pregnant woman, Kafayat Somoye, and her five-year-old daughter, were on Thursday killed when a ramshackle building at Onifufu/Aderupaba compound in Oke-Ijeun area of Abeokuta, caved in on them.

A witness said the mother was taking her child, Ganiyat, and her brother, Ganiyu, to school, when a cracked wall of the building located near their home suddenly collapsed and fell on the duo.

The wall of the over 70-year-old building killed the two before any help could reach them, witnesses said.

Neighbours said the mother was a petty trader, while the child attended Methodist Primary School, Ago-Oko, Abeokuta.

Police arrived the scene at about 9am and removed the bodies to the hospital, as sympathizers who gathered, wept.

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  • Esther Rose

    I am deeply disturbed that the Journalist and Editor saw it fit to place
    a picture of the deceased five-year-old girl in this story.
    It was deeply insensitive and I cannot imagine the trauma her family is going through. An apology would be most appropriate.