A family of 8 has reportedly escaped death by a whisker on Saturday in Abuja, when a telecommunication mast collapsed on top of their apartment in Byazhin Across, Kubwa, Abuja. The incident happened around 10:30p.m. after a rainstorm.
A neighbour, who preferred not to be mentioned, said they were fast asleep when they were woken up by the sound of the mast crashing on the building.
“We had already gone to bed when the rain started. The noise of the mast which landed directly on top of our house woke everybody up,” he said.
He said the father had to hurriedly arrange for an accommodation in a nearby hotel in the area where the entire family were temporarily moved to.
The man, who said they lost some items to the rainstorm, however said no life was lost to the ugly incident. It was learnt that the telecom company that owns the mast had already been contacted, and had accepted to take responsibility for the loss incurred by the victims.
Reacting, the the Kubwa Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Chief Superintendent Nuruddeen Sabo, confirmed the incident, saying no casualty was recorded.
Source: Daily Trust