Six Killed As 3-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

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Six persons have been confirmed dead in a 3-storey building that collapsed in Ebutte Meta, Lagos, yesterday.

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Among the dead are a bread seller and her foster son, David, as well as an elderly woman and her son, Paulin.

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Also, 23 persons were said to have been rescued from the rubble and treated.

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The building located on Ibadan Street reportedly caved in around 9:30pm.

Men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency, among others are at the scene.

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The state fire service in an update said, “An alert of a collapse of a three-storey building by 32 Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta was received at 21:48 hours, Sunday with Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service already at the scene.

“Search and rescue ongoing with updates to follow, please.”

But giving am update on the tragedy in the early hours of today, the National Emergency Management Agency said four bodies had been recovered so far as the search and rescue operation continued.

The agency’s Lagos Territorial Head, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said, “Altogether as at now, about 23 people have been rescued alive; 7 children and 16 adults. Nine of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged.

“They returned to the acne but they were away for proper custody while psycho- Social and trauma counselling are being arranged for them by the Nigeria Red Cross

Operations are ongoing.

“Two dead bodies, a mother and her foster son were recovered dead. The son was about 28 to 29 years old man. The mother is called Mama bread seller while son was David.

“Also an elderly woman, Mama Tahin, was recovered dead while her son, Tahin is still trapped.”

In another update, Farinloye said Tahin, an elderly man and one other victim had also been recovered dead, bringing the death toll to six.

“An elderly man who had hearing impairment, a young man, Tahin, and a female have just been recovered dead,” he said.

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