A dilapidated classroom building of L. A. Primary School, Okitipupa in Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Wednesday, collapsed on a middle-aged carpenter, Ademola Lawrence, killing him instantly.
It was gathered that the 52-year-old carpenter was working on the dilapidated building, pulling the building down to give way to another structure.
The building, however, collapsed on the father of four who died instantly before his remains were taken out from the rumbles.
A source said the deceased who hailed from Ode-Irele in the Irele local government area of the state was performing the work of a bricklayer when he met his untimely death.
He said “he was trying to pull down the dilapidated structure when the ugly incident happened and died before help could reach him”
The former head teacher of the school was said to have halted the contract but the man had to resume work after a new headmaster resumes in the school and renewed the contract.
The source, however, said the corpse of the man had been deposited at the morgue of the State Specialist Hospital, Okitipupa.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the development, describing the incident as unfortunate.
52-year-old dies as building collapses in Ondo