Two children have died after the fence of a school collapsed on them.
According to the reports, the children, a 3-year-old boy named Samat Saheed and an unnamed 9-year-old girl, were in front of Covenant Point Academy at Ajose Street, in the Amukoko area of Lagos State, when the fence collapsed.
Samat, who was playing near the school, which is close to his mother’s shop, was instantly crushed to death as his head suffered most of the damage.
The girl was just passing in front of the school when the fence collapsed and she lost consciousness. She died shortly after.
It was gathered that the owner of the school has been arrested.
A source told reporters, “The police came around and they arrested the owner of the school building. The building has no pillars, 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”.
On Sunday morning, September Officials from the Lagos State Building Control Agency visited the area to inspect the building.