The incident, it was gathered, occurred due to a mudslide following a downpour.

The 16-year-old Suliyat and her 25-year-old elder sister, Nofisat, were trapped in the collapsed building.

It was gathered that the two victims were said to be within the structure when the Saturday downpour started before the building caved in.

Our correspondent also learnt that it took some time for neighbours to free the sisters, who were hurt and trapped within the collapsed structure.

It was gathered that as soon as they were rescued from the wreckage, the residents rushed both injured sisters to the Tomade Hospital, Ojodu Abiodun, which is close by.

However, Suliyat and Nofisat were confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.

An eyewitness, who lives in the community and spoke anonymously because he was not authorised to speak for the family, claimed that everyone was taken off guard by the incident, adding that residents did everything they could to save both victims from the rubble.

The source said, “The sisters were inside the house when the incident happened. We all jointly made efforts to rescue them from the wreckage. We immediately took them to the hospital. It’s so sad that we lost them.”

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Meanwhile, after the matter was reported to the police, the family insisted that the deceased be buried according to Islamic rites.

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Speaking, the state Public Relations Officer, Odutola Omolola, who confirmed the incident, said the family insisted that the victims be buried immediately. (PUNCH)