4 Children Confirmed Dead In Lagos Mudslide

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Four persons between the ages of 10 and 23 have been killed after a mudslide hit their home in the Isheri, Magodo Area of Lagos State. The building, a bungalow located at Orisha Street, Isheri, Magodo caved in during a heavy rainfall.

The deceased, said to be siblings from the same parents, who was said to have collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital.Confirming the incident, NEMA’s spokesman for the southwest, Ibrahim Farinloye said the collapse was caused by mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun.

“Four persons were recovered dead. The cause of the collapse was the heavy rainfall.“Mudslides from the cleavage of a hill beside River Ogun hit the three bedroom flat, unfortunately the room where the deceased were recovered was the one hit by the mudslides.“Another mudslide fell on one single room building in the area but no one was trapped there”, he said.