Tragedy struck in Ondo town when two kids of the Godspower family lost their lives when the wall of the building in which they were sleeping suddenly collapsed during rainfall.
The incident happened at No. 23 Ayesanmi Street, Odojomu Ondo, Ondo State.
The two victims Faith and Marvellous were seven-year-old and four-year-old respectively,
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, said “It is very unfortunate that such an incident happened, but we have commenced our investigation,” Joseph stated.
A source said the incident occurred during a downpour and residents of the neighbourhood made efforts to save the siblings by pulling them out of the rubble, but the efforts were not successful.
“The children were sleeping on the same bed while their mother and their other sibling were downstairs, but the wall of their room collapsed and fell on Faith and Marvellous,” the source stated.
Reacting to the tragedy, the father of the deceased, Mr Joseph Godspower, said he was in Ore town when the rain started and he rushed home in order to evacuate the children from the house due to the flood they often encounter in the area.
But on getting to the house, he met the corpses of his children, adding that the incident devastated him and his wife.
He also said, “I want Nigerians to help; I have lost many things; apart from the death of the children, the only clothes that my wife and I are wearing are the only property we have left; flood has destroyed every other thing.”