Five persons have died after a storey building housing people displaced by flood collapsed in Ibaji Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The incident was happened in the early hours of Thursday, October 27, in Ayah community.
The Community Development Officer (CDO) of Ibaji local government, Mr Onalo Achimugu, who confirmed the incident stated that the deceased were four females and one male.
The victims were said to have taken refuge in the said storey building, waiting for the flood water to recede before relocating back to their various homes.
“At about 1:00 am today, some of the Ibaji LGA flood victims living in one of the storey buildings in Ayah Camp, Ibaji LGA, lost their lives, while others were wounded,” Achimugwu said in a statement.
He stated that with the consent of the chairman of the local government, Iko-Ojo Obiora, some of the injured victims had been taken to Irrua in Edo State, and some to Idah for treatment.