Three siblings from a family have all perished after a dilapidated building they were residing in with their parents, collapsed in Akaeze, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State over the weekend.
According to reports, the children Mmesoma, 11; Onyinyechi, 5, and John, 3, were sleeping in the dilapidated building with their mother and another sibling when the unfortunate incident happened. The mother of the deceased children was said to have urged her husband to relocate them from the building as she feared for their lives but the husband couldn’t afford to.
The deceased children were removed from the building by neighbours and have been buried, while their mother and her only surviving son are still receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as at the time of this report.
Confirming the incident, the Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Onyebuchi Ogbadu, said
“When I received the information, I rushed to the place and saw that three kids were dead instantly while their mother and one of the children were rushed to the hospital. It was very critical”.