BREAKING! Six Rescued, Others Feared Trapped As 3-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos (Photos)

4 weeks ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
-- Online (m) at 11-07-2020 08:55AM

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One person was confirmed dead, while six others were rescued from the rubbles of a three-storey building, which collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Saturday morning.

The incident occurred at about 4.05am and the building suffered a total collapse, leaving its occupants trapped, as they were fast asleep.

Neighbours were said to have alerted emergency responders about the incident. On arrival, the first victim to be recovered was a male child, who was pronounced dead.

“Nine to 10 people are suggested to be living in the building. Efforts are on to rescue the remaining people,” said Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye.

However, six other occupants of the building have been rescued and were treated by Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASSMBUS, personnel, while the dead child was deposited at a morgue. Meanwhile, search and rescue operation is still ongoing at the scene, as Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; Lagos State Ministry of Physical planning, Police and other relevant agencies are on ground. LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has confirmed the incident, saying investigations will be conducted to unravel the cause.

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-- collinsuchendu (m) at 11-07-2020 11:55PM
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