By David Uka, Abakaliki

Tragedy occurred at the weekend as three kids of same parents lost their lives in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state when a dilapidated building in the community collapsed.

The names of the deacessed were given s as Mmesoma, 11,Onyinyechi, 5, and John, 3, are all children of a man identified simply as Okereke in the area. The tragedy which occurred on Friday night had thrown the entire community into mourning.

It was gathered that before the collapse of the building, Okereke’s wife, Elizabeth had expressed fear over the physical condition of the house which our correspondent gathered was a thatch building and
pleaded with her husband to work towards relocating the family immediately.

“But the family could not afford the funds to make alternative arrangements for relocation as a result of hardship”, a source said.

The deceased were removed from the debris 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 our correspondent the details when the matter gets to her office.

“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 instantly while the surviving mother and one of the children were rushed to the hospital. It was very critical.The incident happened on Friday night”.


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