52-year-old dies while working on dilapidated building in Ondo

By Friday Omosola

A 52-year-old carpenter, Ademola Lawrence, on Wednesday met his untimely death as a dilapidated classroom building of L. A. Primary School, Okitipupa in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, collapsed on him.

Lawrence who hailed from Ode-Irele in the Irele local government area of the state was making effort to pull the building down to give way to another structure before the incident occurred, The Trumpet gathered.

The building collapsed on the father of four who died instantly before his remains were taken out from the rubble.

According to a source, the deceased was performing the work of a bricklayer when he met his untimely death.

The source said: “He was trying to pull down the dilapidated structure when the ugly incident happened and died before help could reach him.”

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The source disclosed that the former head teacher of the school cancelled the contract but the man had to resume work after the contract was renewed by a new headmaster who resumes
in the school.

The source further said the corpse of the man had been deposited at the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital in Okitipupa.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, (PPRO) Funmilayo Odunlami, described the incident as unfortunate.

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