Policeman loses four children in Lagos mudslide
Tragedy struck on Saturday in Orisha Community, Magodo, Isheri area of Lagos State, after a mudslide hit a three bed-roomed flat, killing all the four children in the house.
It was learnt that the incident happened around 4.50am on Ottun Araromi Street, while the victims were sleeping in their rooms.
Their father, Godwin Odia, who is attached to the Mobile Police Force, the combat arm of the Nigeria Police, was said to have woken up around 3am to take his bath and had stepped into the parlour when the mudslide hit the children’s room.
They were said to have been buried alive by the mud before rescue officials from the state and the Federal Governments arrived at the scene to recover their bodies.
Mudslide is a mass of mud and other earthy material that is falling or has fallen down a hillside or other slope.