Collapsed building kills 3 children in Ebonyi community

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Obinna Uchendu, Abakaliki
Three kids at the weekend died in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state when a dilapidated building in the community collapsed.
The names of the children which wee simply given as Mmesoma, 11 Onyinyechi, 5, and John, 3, were all children of Okereke in the area.
The tragedy Everyday News gathered occurred Friday night.
It was also gathered that before the collapse of the building, their mother, Elizabeth had expressed fear over the physical condition of the house which was a thatched building and pleaded with her husband to work towards relocating the family.
“But the family could not afford fund to make alternative arrangements for relocation as a result of hardship”, a source said.
The deceased were removed from the building by neighbours and have been buried while their mother and her only surviving son were still receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as at the time of this report.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Lovet Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police said the matter has not been reported to her office and promised to give our correspondent the details when the matter gets to her.
“I called the DPO of Akaeze Development Centre and he said he will text me the details but he has not, I am still waiting for his text”, she said.
But the Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Onyebuchi Ogbadu confirmed the incident.
He said “when I received the information, I rushed to the place and saw that three kids were dead while the surviving mother and one of the children were rushed to the hospital. It was very critical.

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