Three children have been killed, while two others injured in Ebonyi State after a building collapsed in the Akaeze community, Ivo Local Government Area of the State.
According to reports, the names of the victims were given as Mmesoma, 11, Onyinyechi, 5, and John, 3.
The victims belong to one family whose name was given as Sunday Okereke, Daily Post reports.
Witnesses in the community also reported that before the collapse of the building, Okereke’s wife, Elizabeth had expressed fear over the physical condition of the house.
It was gathered that the wife had pleaded with her husband to work towards relocating the family immediately before the unfortunate incident.
A family source told newsmen that “the bereaved family could not afford money to make alternative arrangements for relocation as a result of hardship,.”
The deceased were removed from the building by neighbors 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, Loveth Odah, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the matter has not been reported to her office and promised to give details when the matter gets to her office.