Four Dead As Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Four fatalities have been confirmed in a building that collapsed in Lagos.

Four persons have died in a three-storey building that collapsed at 2/4 Oyesonuga Street, Palm Avenue, off Oye Roundabout, Isolo Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Four Dead As Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

Lagos Building Collapse

Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to NAN on Friday evening.

He identified the deceased as two males and two females, adding that three persons were rescued from the building which collapsed around mid-day amid rainstorm.

Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyitolu said further investigation revealed that the collapsed building was an adjoining building to another three-storey building.

“About eight people were said to be trapped inside the building, four, including two males and two females were recovered dead, while three rescued and treated,” Oke-Osanyitolu stated.

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However, when the rescue team got to the scene there were visible cracks on the remaining standing building that required urgent attention.

The rescue team had a hectic time controlling the surging crowd before it later cordoned off the area and occupants evacuated.

According to an eyewitness, Mr. Tunde Ariyo, “an adult and a child were initially rescued alive, other three persons are still missing in the rubble and they could be dead or alive by now.”

It was gathered that sympathizers and first aid workers rescued the survivors before the arrival of emergency responders.

Subsequently, due to possible weak integrity, LASEMA men demolished the adjacent building affected by the collapse for safety purposes.

KanyiDaily had also reported how three children from the same family lost their lives in a building collapse at Jigawar Tsada village in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

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