A collapsed buildingIn separate
incidents in Abeokuta, Ogun state, two buildings collapsed on Monday, March 13 with one killing a 51-year-old woman.
Modupe Bankole, a mother of three, reportedly died in Olomore area of the town when the concrete railings of the storey building collapsed on her.
In the second case, Premium Times reports that a four-storey building in Leme community along Moshood Abiola Way, collapsed.
Modupe’s husband, Samuel Bankole, a teacher, told journalists the family had been living in the building in Olomore for over 12 years.
He said he was preparing his lesson note when the incident happened adding that the owner of the building had died two and half years ago while the building was being managed by a caretaker.
He said: “My wife told me in the house that she was going to prepare food. After finishing the preparation, she came to me and took a small mat and a pillow and spread it out to take breeze. She spread it even very far away from the collapsed decking.
“I was preparing my own note of lesson that time. I told her that when I finished writing, I would join her there.
“When I finished, I came out. Few children were moving up and down there until suddenly a neighbour called them and sent them on errand.
“My last born came back from his place of apprenticeship and even slept beside the mother. He later left to see a friend.
“Shortly after, I just heard the sound of the collapsed decking over my head. I believed that since my wife was not directly under that thing, she was safe and I just ran outside and started shouting: ‘thank you Jesus’.”
He added that his wife died shortly after arriving at the hospital.