Tragedy struck recently when a six-year-old boy, identified as Tunde Ogunrinde, lost his life after a dilapidated building in Totoro area of Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State, collapsed on him.
It was gathered that Tunde, who had bought a biscuit from a nearby house, returned to his mother’s room to enjoy the treat when the building collapsed on him killing him instantly.
The ugly incident, which has thrown the Ogunrinde family into mourning, was also said to have affected the Ogunrindes' neighbours.
Yesterday, at the burial of the remains, eyewitnesses recollected that the structure collapsed at about 5.15pm on the fateful day, and thick smokes from the rubble enveloped the scene. This made it difficult to immediately rescue the boy.
"We could not immediately ascertain that someone was there, until few minutes later when his parents were searching for him," a resident, who did not want his name in print, said.
The chairman of the Local Vigilante and popular radio presenter, Amusa Adio disclosed that immediately the bang of the collapsed building was heard, he rushed to the scene.
"It was true that the boy had just bought biscuit nearby. He even gestured to me to show the biscuit.
"After the collapse, the issue of who might have been a victim started and in the process of looking for him that attention was shifted to the scene and behold his lifeless body was found in the rubble," Adio said.