Six Killed, 23 Injured In Lagos Three-storey Building Collapse

About six dead bodies have been evacuated so far from the rubbles of a three-storey building which collapsed in the Ebutte Meta area of Lagos Sunday night.

The building located on 24 Ibadan street, Harbert Macauly Way, Oyingbo reportedly caved in around 9:30pm on Sunday.

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

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

The Lagos Teritorial Office, NEMA,  Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said six bodies had been recovered so far as the search and rescue operation continued.

He 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.

Meanwhile, he said another three-storey building, located on 100 Lagos Street, about 200 metres away from the current scene has shown signs of distress with part throwing pebbles and falling off.

He said the building had also been marked as distressed but the occupants were deviant.

However, the building has re-sealed and occupants evacuated by officers of Lagos State Buildings Control Agency (LABSCA).


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