Tragedy struck in Mgbemena, Coal Camp, Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State as a building which collapsed on Friday claimed the lives of four siblings.
The chairman of the Enugu Capital Territory Development Agency (ECTDA), Hon. Uche Anya, who visited the scene of the incident, expressed his condolences.
Anya described the loss of innocent children in the tragedy as heartbreaking.
He disclosed that the structure was originally approved for animal husbandry but was converted into a residential building, expressing concern over the unsuitability of the collapsed building for human habitation.
“We immediately responded to the incident upon receiving the information. Unfortunately, four children lost their lives in this tragic event.
“The construction of this building was irresponsible. It was never meant to be occupied by humans. I urge you to visit the site and witness it for yourselves,” he said.
The ECTDA chairman further emphasized the agency’s commitment to raising public awareness about the importance of living in safe and conducive environments to prevent future incidents like this.