Emergency responders clearing the rubbles on Friday
Three Storey Building Collapses In Lagos, Kills Three
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos
A three storey building at 122, Lagos Street, Off Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute-Metta in Lagos has collapsed, leaving an adult male, adult female and one young female (11 year old) dead while three other occupants were rescued out from the rubbles, in critical condition.
According to a statement signed on Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the cause of the building collapse is still unknown as of tbe time of this report.
“Upon arrival at the incident scene, it was observed that a Three-storey residential building with a penthouse collapsed.
“The cause of the collapse is unknown. Three people are presently trapped under the rubbles while other occupants escaped when the building gave signs and sound.
“Emergency responders at the incident scene are LASEMA, LASAMBUS, LASEMA Pre-Hospital Care Team, Lagos State Fire Service, LASBCA, NEMA, Lagos Mainland LGA and the NPF.
“Three adults were rescued alive and attended to by LASEMA Pre-Hospital Care and LASAMBUS.
“Three fatalities have been extracted from the rubble comprising of an adult male, adult female and one young female (11 year old). Operation still ongoing,” the LASEMA statement revealed
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