Tragedy struck in the Amukoko area of Lagos on Sunday, September 11, 2022, as two children were killed when the fence of a school collapsed on them.
Sources say that the fence of the school, Covenant Point Academy, located along Ajose Close in Amukoko collapsed on Samat Saheed and a yet-to-be-identified girl who lost their lives.
The two victims, a nine-year-old and a three-year-old, were around the school when the fence suddenly collapsed on them.
The source added that while one of the victims died instantly, the other lost consciousness and reportedly died shortly after the incident.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, told Channels Television that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the unfortunate death.
He said, “the owner of the school and one more person have been arrested and will be transferred to the state CIID, Panti, for discreet investigation and prosecution”.
Those around the vicinity alleged that the building has no pillars and they are 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,” the source, who craved anonymity, said.
One of the victims is said to have been buried immediately after the incident in accordance with Islamic rights.