HEARTBREAKING: Baby, 9-Month Dies, Parents Injured As Building Collapse In Lagos

Published 6 years ago by: franel
at 09:54 AM, 12/06/2013 (6 years ago)

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«§» 12 June 2013

A mother is currently mourning the death of her nine-month-old baby who reportedly died after a three-storey building collapsed on Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos State.

Three others including the baby’s parents were said to have sustained injuries when the building, located on 353 Agege Motor Road, Challenge Bus Stop, buckled at about 3pm on Tuesday.

Debris of a collapsed three-storey building at No. 353 Challenge Road, off Amu Street, in Mushin, Lagos ... on Tuesday.
[Photo: Punch]

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Damasus Ozoani, had said that the incident occurred during the rain. “The Divisional Police Officer, Mushin, received a distress call and mobilised his men to the scene. Four people were rescued, including a baby but on getting to the hospital, the baby gave up the ghost,” he said.

A police source also added:

“The building was built like ‘Face me I face you’ (single rooms apartment) behind a four-storey building in the same compound but the landlord added two floors which weakened its foundation.

“The building came crashing around 3pm and we all rushed there to rescue people. Three people were saved and have been taken to the hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, a baby of about nine months was found buried under the rubble.”

According to reports, the Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Razaq Fadipe, told Punch news correspondent that rescue efforts had ended.

He said, “We received a distress call at our station at Isolo that there was a building collapse and we rushed down to the scene. Three people were rushed to hospital while a baby of about nine months was found dead.

“Rescue operations continued until no other person was found under the rubble.”

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merion at 11:05 AM, 12/06/2013 (6 years ago)
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to bad
winace at 11:26 AM, 12/06/2013 (6 years ago)
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Dis is bad. Wetin dey do all dis greedy landlord sef?


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