Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state, was at the weekend thrown into mourning following the death of three siblings whose house collapsed.
However, National Assembly members from Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone, have commiserated with the family of the deceased.
Senator Ama Nnachi, representating Ebonyi South at the upper chamber and Engr Livinus Makwe, representing Ohaozara, Onicha and Ivo Federal constituency at the lower chamber, sympathetized with the bereaved, praying God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The Lawmakers in their separate statements also commiserated with the people of Akaeze Community over the death of the three sibblings in the Friday’s building collapse.
Makwe described the incident as a sad one. He also prayed for the quick recovery of those injured.
Stating; “I received with sadness the report of the building collapse in Akaeze, Ivo local government area, the death of three children of the Okereke family in a building collapse”.
“My prayers are with the family and the entire community of Akaeze in your moment of grief”.
He also prayed for eternal rest for those who died even as he wished the injured victims quick recovery.
On his part, Senator Nnachi corroborated the sentiments of his colleague, while praying that never again would such a disaster visit any family in the zone and Ebonyi state in general.
The Voice had reported that the three siblings were killed at the weekend in Akaeze, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, following the collapse of a building in the area.
The building as gathered had a thatched roof and had been in a very bad shape but the deceased father, Sunday Okereke, was adamant about it even when his wife, Elizabeth, raised concerns over it.
The family had gone to bed on Friday night hoping to wake up the following day hale and hearty but reverse was the case, as their only shelter collapsed and killed three members of the family, sparing the lives of their mother and one other child.
The names of the deceased were Mmesoma, 11 years old, Onyinyechi, 5 years, and John, 3years.
“But the family could not afford the fund to make alternative arrangements for relocation as a result of hardship,” according to a source.
The corpses were removed from the building by neighbors and have been buried while their mother and her only surviving son were still receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital as at the time of filing this report.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, said the incident was yet to be reported to her office, assuring that as soon as she gets the report she will make the necessary details available to the press.
Stating; “I called the DPO of Akaeze Development Centre and he said he will text me the details but he has not, I am still waiting for his text”.
Meanwhile, the Coordinator of Akaeze Development Centre, Onyebuchi Ogbadu confirmed the incident.
He said; “When I received the information, I rushed to the place and saw that three kids died instantly while the surviving mother and one of the children were rushed to the hospital. It was very critical. The incident happened on Friday night.”