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Tragedy: Collapsed Building Kills Minor In Osogbo


An eleven-year-old boy identified as Jide has been trapped and killed by a collapsed old building around Kegbe family compound, Kajola street in Osogbo, Osun state .

Information gathered revealed that the deceased was passing by the old house built with mud when a part of the house collapsed on him.

Eyewitness account revealed that the late Jide was rushed to a hospital at Oke-Baale but the medical personnel at the Oke-Baale said his case was beyond them. The boy was then rushed to Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital but died on the way to the hospital. He was taken back home and buried immediately according to Islamic rites.

One of the occupants of the collapsed building, Mr. Arowolo Mutiu, said, “I was in my room  when I heard the loud sound. I came out and realised that the other side of our house had collapsed. The wall collapsed on a boy and the boy died.” 

A relative of the parents of the boy who preferred anonymity said the family wouldn’t want the incident to become a case adding that they have accepted it as the will of God.

 “As Muslims, we believe that it is the will of God; the Almighty Allah has destined that the boy will not complete Ramadan with us and there is nothing anybody can do about it. Even if we go to court, it will not bring the boy back. That’s is it.”


Source: Daily Trust

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