Survivors of the building that sank in Maryland, Lagos State, have cried out that they had just renewed their rent and do not have anywhere else to go.
There had been earlier reports by that emergency workers had rescued nine female occupants of a sinking storey building in Maryland, on Monday morning.
However, two of the victims, Tosin Ademuyiwa and Blessing Uzokah, noted that they have no place to go as they have spent all their income to renew their annual rent of N300,000.
“My mind is not settled at all, as I am yet to get a place to lay my head. I may lose my job if there is no accommodation and I don’t want this to happen.
“God please, save my life, my job and give me accommodation. I am hopeless right now.’’
“Our belongings are still in the building as we were advised to vacate it.
“We took three clothes along with us, but where can we lay out our heads? Nigerians should come to our aid.’’
It was reported that the building located at 47 Akinwunmi Street, Akinwunmi North Estate, Mende, Maryland, Ikeja started sinking on Monday morning, after it was submerged due to four hours of torrential rainfall and that the owner of the building who notice what was happening at the time escaped without informing his tenants.
But one of the victims who noticed had alerted her place of work, which in turn put a call to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
View photos of the Maryland Sinking building below: