6 dead, 8 rescued in Lagos building collapse

6 dead, 8 rescued in Lagos building collapse

At least six persons have been confirmed dead, eight persons rescued while some people were still trapped in a building that collapsed on 62, Ondo Street, Obalende area of Lagos Island.

It was gathered that the three story building was under under construction before collapsed.

As at the time of filling this report, emergency agencies, including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) the Police , Fire service and other paramilitary agencies were on ground trying to rescue the trapped victims ,those who were rescued were rushed to the hospital while those who were confirmed dead were taken to Mortuaries .

6 dead, 8 rescued in Lagos building collapse

Head, Public Affairs, LASEMA Nosa Okunbor, said
“The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.

“As at 5:40 pm, a total of eight people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other Stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA Paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital.

” Four people (three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to the agency concerned at the incident scene.Recovery operation is still ongoing”.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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