By Cynthia Johnson
Two sisters have been killed by a collapsed building in Ojodu Abiodun in Ifo local government area of Ogun State.
The Ayanshina family was thrown into mourning over the weekend, when a building owned by them collapsed, due to a mudslide following a downpour.
Quest Times gathered that the sixteen-year-old Suliyat and her twenty-five-year-old elder sister, Nofisat, were in the building when the Saturday downpour started before the building caved in.
Newsmen also learned that it took some time for neighbours to rescue the sisters who were hurt and trapped within the collapsed structure.
The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital as soon as they were rescued from the wreckage but were confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.
A claim was anonymously made by an eyewitness in the community, that everyone was taken off guard by the incident, adding that residents did everything they could to save both victims from the rubble.
The source stated “The sisters were inside the house when the incident happened. We all jointly made efforts to rescue them from the wreckage. We immediately took them to the hospital. It’s so sad that we lost them.”
The family, as confirmed by the state Public Relations Officer, Odutola Omolola, insisted that the deceased be buried immediately, according to Islamic rites.