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Sad! Woman dies while being delivered of twins on Lagos street

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A woman, Mrs Bunmi Muri, has died along with her twin babies, around a park on Ogooluwa Street, in the Oke Oshodi area of Bariga, Lagos State, on Sunday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Bunmi was on her way to visit her husband who worked on Ogooluwa Street, when she went into labour.

It was learnt that some residents took her to a corner to have the babies.

However, the 35-year-old was said to have died together with the twin babies.

A resident, Felix Chidi, said Muri was successfully delivered of one of the babies and died while attempting to bring out the second baby.

He said, “From what we gathered, she was going to collect something from her husband who worked in a park. But on her way there, she went into labour and was taken to a corner to deliver the babies. She was delivered of the first baby, but died while giving birth to the second baby. The deaths happened because there was no experienced medical practitioner to deliver the babies.”

Our correspondent learnt that the Bariga Police Division was contacted and policemen were mobilised in the scene of the incident.

The Lagos State Ambulance Service was said to have been invited to remove the corpses.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident, said the corpses were deposited at the Yaba General Hospital.

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