Collapsed Wall Kills 9-year-old Girl While Fetching Water


A nine-year-old girl identified as Choice Izevbaye has been confirmed dead after a wall erected to support water pipes of a commercial borehole collapsed on her.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Osarehen Street, off Powerline Road, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State

According to report, the primary three pupil was sent by her grandmother to buy water when the about four-feet high wall collapsed on her as she bent to scoop water from a bowl.

The mother of the deceased, Reginald Eseiwi, who stated that she was away when the unfortunate incident occurred, also accused the owner, one Mr. Edigin of allegedly ignoring complaints about the bad state of the wall and not taking prompt steps to fix it.

Moses Nkombe, the Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident on Monday.

Meanwhile, three relatives of the deceased, ‎has been arrested by the police for allegedly damaging the property of the owner of the borehole.

Nkombe also noted that the landlord and the operator of the commercial borehole had been arrested, while investigation was ongoing, and explained that the arrest of the three members of the bereaved family was in connection with an allegation of malicious damage on the resident of the landlord.

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