Four-year-old twin, Kehinde Ogundairo, lost her life when a three-storey building collapses at Agarawu Street on Lagos Island, Monday night.
A two-year-old, Basit Raji and her grandmother, Silifatu Raji were also injured in the incident.
According to reports, the building has been marked for demolition by the Lagos state government.
It collapsed on another building, a five-room bungalow located behind it at about 10pm, when the occupants were sleeping.
The area has since been condoned off by officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LABCA)
The late Kehinde’s twin brother died three years ago, and Basit is receiving treatment at Massey Children’s Hospital on Lagos Island. She is said to have been injured in her eyes and chest as a result of dust, sand and loud sound from the collapsed building.
Basit’s mother is late. Her grandmother, Raji, also has a shock from the sound of the collapsed building. She was also rushed to the hospital and was discharge on Tuesday May, 28.
Mother of the late Kehinde, Iyabo Adeosun, said though they have been instructed to leave the building, they could not because they do not have money to get another accommodation.
“I heard a sound like it wanted to rain and I saw the building coming down, I was carrying Basit on my back hand, she was like finding it uncomfortable, breathing hard and shaking; fear gripped me and it was like something struck me, I did not know what to do, we were rushed to the hospital. I was discharged shortly Tuesday afternoon, I went to see Basit, she is in the ward undergoing treatment,” Raji said.
The aged woman begged the government to help her, saying she has nowhere to get money for another accommodation.