Lagos building collapse claims 2 lives

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A building at 46, Gafari Balagun Street, Ogudu Lagos collapsed on Wednesday claiming two lives and injured 10 others.

According to reports, the two lives that were lost in the unfortunate incident were of two children.

The Director General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, explained that the two children were extricated from the rubble of the collapsed structure after residents raised alarm that they were missing.

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He said the collapse was as a result of mudslide that hit the building from the rear leading to the kids- a boy and a girl- being trapped.

Oke-Osanyintolu said all those who sustained injuries were treated on the spot and discharged, adding that the scene has been cordoned off.

“The LRT received a distress call at 12:40pm about a collapsed building at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu. On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building caused by heavy rainfall.

“The agents were informed that two children, one male and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation.

“Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains have been transported to the mortuary. Ten people sustained injuries and were treated on the spot. Integrity test will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off,” he said.

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Rescuers at 46, Gafari Balagun Street, Ogudu Lagos collapsed building
Rescuers at 46, Gafari Balagun Street, Ogudu Lagos collapsed building

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