Building Collapse Kills Nursing Mother, 9-Day-Old Baby In Ondo

Building Collapse Kills Nursing Mother, 9-Day-Old Baby In Ondo

A building collapse on Wednesday, claimed the lives of a nursing mother and her nine-day-old baby while the grandmother sustained a serious injury.

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday at Ayedun Street around Hospital Road, Akure, Ondo State Capital.

Osun Defender gathered that the baby, who was christened on Tuesday, died with the mother before any help could reach them, while the grandmother was rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building.

The incident was said to have happened when an overhead tank fell on the two-story building.

According to an eyewitness, the building collapsed in the middle of the night, killing the woman and her baby instantly.

The eyewitness said residents of the area came out to rescue the victims, but the nursing mother and her baby died before help could reach them.

“The woman and baby died instantly, while the grandmother was rescued alive, though injured. It was really a pathetic death. An overhead water tank mounted very close to the building suddenly gave way and fell on it.

“There was no sign that the concrete on which the water tank was mounted was weak. It was too sudden.

“Unfortunately, the baby that was christened yesterday was inside the building with her mother when the tank fell on the building.

“The sound of the collapsed water tank attracted neighbours who rushed to the scene. But they were helpless, as the victims were under the debris of the collapsed building,” the eyewitness said.

The deceased husband was not at home when the incident happened.

The deceased bodies were later evacuated by security personnel who visited the scene.

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