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Regional News of Monday, 12 September 2022


Another collapse in Lagos kills two children

The photo used to illustrate the story via Linda Ikeji blog The photo used to illustrate the story via Linda Ikeji blog

Two children have died following the collapse school fence.

The children, a 3-year-old boy named Samat Saheed and an unnamed 9-year-old girl, were in front of Covenant Point Academy at Ajose Street, in the Amukoko area of Lagos State, when the fence collapsed.

Samat is reported to have been playing near the school which is close to his mother's shop was killed instantly with his head suffering most of the damage.

The other victim was just passing when the collapse occurred. she lost consciousness. She died shortly after.

The owner of the school has been arrested.

"The police came around and they arrested the owner of the school building. The building has no pillars, they just stacked blocks. The building was not well structured at all; there was no wiring, no pillar, and nothing to hold the building together that’s why it fell easily," a resident told Punch.

Officials from the Lagos State Building Control Agency visited the area on Sunday morning, September 11, to inspect the building.


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