A woman has committed suicide after her two children died in the four-storey building that collapsed in the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island on Wednesday.
Reports say the woman had drank a bottle of insecticide (sniper) which led to her death.
The deceased and her husband were said to live in Gambari area of the Island.
“Nobody knew what she wanted to do with the Sniper. But a few minutes later, we saw the bottle beside her where she was sleeping and we found out that she was already dead,” a neighbour, who preferred not to be named, told Sahara Reporters.
The collapsed building was said to have been marked for demolition, along with several others, by the Lagos State Government. It however caved in on Wednesday, trapping pupils of a private school, said to be illegal, and residents.