Two children killed as building collapses in Abuja

Two children, two and three years old, died at the weekend following part of a space in their compound collapsed on them in Idu-Karmo, an Abuja suburb.

The dad of one of the children, Adamu Sama’ila, said he was outside the compound together with the mother of his late daughter, three-year-old Anabe when the incident happened.

“While indoors, I detected rainstorm, so I rushed back to call them that was when the building collapsed.

Sama’ila further said that the 2 kids were playing by the building when the incident took place.

Also speaking, the father of another victim, Isiaka Isa, said though his two-year-old kid, Ibrahim and the other kid were pulled away of the rubble of their collapsed building alive, they died before getting to Gwarimpa General Hospital. They had been buried on Saturday evening.

In another development, six footballers continued injuries following part of a mini stadium fence failed on them on Saturday evening in Kwali, Abuja.

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A witness, Samson Elisha, said the incident occurred around 4:20 pm during the ongoing council chairmanship football competition at the miniature stadium, following a windstorm in the region.

He explained the footballers were taking shelter beside the weapon as a portion of it collapsed, injuring six of these.

“It was almost approaching half time once the heavy wind began and some of the players ran to shelter beside the weapon but part of it suddenly collapsed leaving six players injured,” he explained.

He explained those injured were shot to Kwali General Hospital for treatment.

Reacting, the chairman of the council, Danladi Chiya, expressed sadness over the incident, saying he went into the hospital to see the injured victims if he received a telephone call that part of a fence has collapsed on some footballers.

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