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26 July, 2017

Building Collapse in Lagos State,





Following a recent building collapse in Lagos State, another tragic event has occurred on Lagos Island.

A building collapsed on Tuesday, July 25, afternoon and rescue efforts are ongoing - So far, 13 people reportedly survived the building collapse On Tuesday, July 25, four-storey building collapsed on Lagos Island at about 2.43pm.

According to news reports, over 13 people survived the building collapse. They were rescued after rescue operations commenced. The rescue is still ongoing.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the death of one person in the building collapse. According to NAN, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the NEMA spokesman, confirmed that 13 people, including an 11-year-old boy, who had his two legs chopped off, were rescued alive in the collapsed building. According to him, the incident happened at Tokunbo, off Odunfa Road, Parrena Street, Lagos Island at about 3.00 p.m.

An elderly person who sustained head injury during the incident was the fatal casualty. “The boy and other 13 people rescued alive have been taken to the General Hospital, Marina.

“The rescue operation is still ongoing and we will have to work till day break to save other people who are still underneath the building,” Farinloye said. He said that the rescue operation was being handled by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit, Nigeria Police, Lagos State Ambulance Service and the State Fire Service. This is especially sad as The Rapid Response Squad in a press statement said the dead were a mother and daughter.

A mother and daughter died in the disaster.

The statement read: "A collapsed building this afternoon claimed the lives of a mother and her daughter while they were washing cloth under an uncompleted building in Seidu Ekeleji Street, Alaro, Meiran, Agbado - Oke Odo area of Lagos.

"Although, another daughter was rescued live from the scene, the mother and older daughter were brought out dead from rumbles."







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