Four Dead, Five Rescued In Collapsed Lagos Building-LASEMA
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) on Sunday morning gave a final update on the four-storey building that collapsed at number 4, Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island.
According to a statement issued by LASEMA’s Head of Public Affairs, Nosa Okunboh, “After several hours of intense overnight Search and Rescue Operation coordinated by the LASEMA Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu and combined efforts of three LASEMA Response Teams from Lekki, Cappa and the Alausa Command Control Center (C3), a total of five adult males were rescued (alive) and taken to nearest hospitals for further treatment.
“However, four adult males were recovered (dead), bagged and handed over to officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU to be processed further after being deposited at the mortuary.
“Remains of the self-collapsed four floor building was then taken down to ground zero by the Agency with the use of it’s heavy duty equipment-the Excavator, thereby eliminating any further threat to lives and all other proximal properties.
“Other primary responders present includes the LASAMBUS, LASG Fire Service, LABCA, SEHMU, Federal Fire Service, NEMA, Red Cross, LNSC and NPF.”