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52-Year-Old Technician Dies In Kwara Collapsed Building

Alhaji Taiye-Hassan Beki, a 52-year-old electronic technician lost his life when part of his building collapsed on him during a rainfall that was accompanied by storms in llorin, Kwara State, on Monday.

The incident happened at the Beki family compound in the Alanamu area of the llorin West Local Government Area of the state.

The victim, a father of four, was urinating at the back of the building when a part of the mud house suddenly fell on him.

He was said to have been caught up under the rubble for several minutes before he was saved by sympathisers, who were mostly members of his family.

The victim, who suffered injuries and lost consciousness, was immediately rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday.

He was buried at the Muslim Cemetery, llorin, after the Janazah prayer organised by his family and attended by some sympathisers.

The Magaji of the Beki compound, Alhaji Yahaya Olowo-Beki, described the incident as an act of God.

Both the state fire service and the state police command noted that they were not aware of the incident.

The Head, Media and Publicity, Kwara State Fire Service, Mallam Hassan Adekunle, said the agency was not called for any rescue operation, while the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, said that the incident was not reported.

However, a member of the family, Abdulfatai Beki, who works with the News Agency of Nigeria, confirmed the incident and described it as unfortunate, adding that sympathisers had been trooping into the compound to commiserate with the family over the incident.

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