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2 dead, 14 rescued as another building collapsed in Lagos

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2 dead, 14 rescued as another building collapsed in Lagos

Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents on Monday from a collapsed building that happened on Lagos Island.

Reports according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the incident happened around 7:30am (Nigeria time), at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin on Lagos Island.

According to a source who said that the two dead persons, a man and a woman, whose identities could not be confirmed by the respondents, were pulled out of the debris from the three-storey building.

The source said that the building, housing many occupants, was also under renovation when it crashed.

The source said, “As at 1.30pm, all the rescue operations had been concluded. Some of those rescued alive were treated at the scene.

“Those with serious ones were taken to the General Hospital on Lagos Island,” the source told NAN.

The source said that the rescued team include: men and officials from LASEMA, NEMA, Fire Service and the Police Force.

The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.

Famous-Cole, however, could not ascertain the number of deaths as at press time.

The three buildings according to NAN collapsed in Ilasamaja, Ebute-Metta and on Lagos Island in the last three months, in which five persons lost their lives while more than 40 persons were rescued.

Moses Omorogieva – Nan

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