A young girl identified only as Blessing, has died.
The 12-year-old girl reportedly died when she fell into a pit latrine at Asin-Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, a witness, Mrs Ruth Bamidele, said on Thursday that the deceased was running an errand for her parents on Monday evening when the incident occurred.
Bamidele said the girl mistakenly stepped on rusty and weak concrete that covered the pit latrine and fell inside with nobody around to rescue her.
She said her parents raised alarm on Monday night when she did not return home and the search for her whereabouts continued till Tuesday morning.
She said, “One of the neighbours in search of the missing girl noticed the collapsed lid of the pit toilet in a residential building situated behind the Alasin palace.
“A lifeless body was sighted inside the pit and was later brought out; it was the missing girl and the incident threw the entire community into mourning.”