In an appalling turn of events, a building catastrophically collapsed during a funeral reception in Ijero-Ekiti.
Fortunately, the Fire Services responded with admirable celerity, promptly extricating the 250 guests from the rubble and delivering them to a nearby medical facility.
While there were no fatalities, the scene of the disaster was littered with assorted debris, including disordered catering fare, broken glassware, and sundry personal effects.
This calamity added a most unfortunate coda to an already solemn occasion.
An eyewitness said:
“A reception exercise for a burial ceremony was ongoing when there was a deep crack on the wall. And suddenly, the roofing and Plaster of Paris(POP) caved in and fell on those who were seated inside the auditorium. This caused a stampede. Many were wounded in the process while some occupants sustained serious bodily injuries. I was here with the Chairman of the Local Government with Fire Service men to rescue the people out of the rubbles. Those who were seriously wounded were immediately taken to the hospital for treatments”