UPDATE: 23 People Rescued As Mother And Her Child Die In Lagos Building Collapse
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the recovery of two dead bodies from a three-story building that collapsed at Ibadan street in the Ebutte Meta area of Lagos state.
Ebute Metta Collapsed Building
KanyiDaily had earlier reported how the building collapsed around 9:30 pm on Sunday, trapping an unspecific number of persons in the rubble.
Men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were deployed to the scene shortly after the incident.
The NEMA Zonal Coordinator Southwest, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that two bodies have been recovered and 23 people rescued from the collapsed building.
According to him, the recovered bodies were those of a mother and her child, while the rescued persons included seven children and 16 adults.
He added, “Nine of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged. They returned to the scene, but have been taken away for proper custody while psycho-social and post-trauma counselling are being arranged for them by the Nigerian Red Cross.”
KanyiDaily recalls that six worshippers were also injured last Sunday when the building of Deeper Life Bible Church collapsed at Iragbo community in Badagry, Lagos State.