Saturday, October 17

Rock kills mother, children and grandchild in Ogun state | Photo

A treacherous rock in Iberekodo, Abeokuta has crushed four persons including mother, two children and a grandchild to death when it tipped off its base and rammed lethally on them after knocking down the wall of their bedroom. The Nation reports.

The rocky Iberekodo community in Abeokuta North Local Government Council of Ogun state were left in shock and grief.

However, the man of the house, Ismail Lawal, Sukurat and Rofiat, survived the assault on the modest home by the deadly rock because they happened to be relaxing at the sitting room when it struck but they incurred serious injuries.

The victims are Mrs Silifat Lawal, her two children: Rasheedat (15), Semia (4) and a grandchild Mariam had barely fallen into a deep sleep on their bed after a Friday dinner when the rock killed them.

Some of the villagers said the heavy downpour that fateful day, which they claimed  softened the base of the rock situating on a location overlooking Ismail Lawal’s home, caused the ground to give way. According to them, the rock, having lost its balance, tumbled and rolled lethally on Lawal’s home beneath.

May their souls rest in peace.

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