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Shocker: Woman Gets Hit By Heavy Bricks ‘Falling From The Sky’ After Dropping Her Kids At School

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A woman is now fighting for life after being crushed by a pallet of bricks that appeared to be falling from the sky.

The bricks fell 70ft from a crane as she walked past a building site is a young mother who had just dropped her child off at school, MailOnline has learned.

Passers-by rushed to help the 29-year-old woman from East London as she lay unconscious on the pavement yesterday morning among bricks and broken wood.

The woman is understood to have dropped off her young son at St Paul’s and St Luke’s Church of England Primary School, which is across the road from the building site in Mile End.

She is still in a critical condition in hospital while work at the development appears to have been paused with a Health and Safety Executive investigation ongoing.

A friend of the woman told The Evening Standard: ‘Her family are devastated, we all are. She has ended up fighting for life in hospital on her 29th birthday.

‘We had seen pallets of bricks wobbling up there, it was just not safe. It could have been any of us. The family and all of us want answers.’

Mother Bernadette Hegarty, vicar of St Paul’s of Bow Common Church, which is attached to the school, rushed to the scene minutes after the accident at about 9.30am.

This is basket on the crane from which the pallet of bricks is believed to have fallen 

The vicar told how paramedics brought the young woman back to life after suffering multiple injuries.

Mother Bernadette told MailOnline: ‘The young woman looked very wounded. The paramedics brought her back.

‘I sat down and prayed with her as the paramedics worked to bring her back. The Ambulance Service worked very hard and they managed to bring her back [to life].

‘She is now critical in hospital. I did not see the accident but I went over to comfort her after I heard what had happened.’

The young mother is believed to have been on her way to a local supermarket when the pallet of bricks fell upon her.

Prayers will be offered for the young woman at a Maundy Thursday Service and at Good Friday Service at Bow Common Church.

Mother Bernadette told MailOnline: ‘She is a well-liked member of the community. I know her to say hello to. We are all in deep shock by what has happened, as are the workers on the building site.

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman and her family at this difficult time.’

Another parent from St Luke’s Church of England Primary School described the young woman as a ‘lovely girl’. She added: ‘We are all devastated by what happened.’  

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed
Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

Also Read: We Spend N4,500 Daily On Meals Of Each COVID-19 Patient: Bauchi Govt

Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order

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The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.

The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.

Also Read: Lagos Hospital Shuts Down As Two Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.

He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.

He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.

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