Seven die as three-storey building collapses in Lagos







Seven yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.

It was gathered that eight other persons were injured.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu noted that the affected three-storey building, located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.

He said: “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed.

“The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.

“As of 05:40pm, a total of eight people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital.

“Four persons (three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to SEHMU at the incident scene.”

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency Ibrahim Farinloye, however, said seven persons died and 10 were reaxued..

“A woman simply called m6adam Nike who came to operate POS was the only woman so far recovered. It was revealed she wasn’t used to work on Sunday but today was the only day she worked on Sunday. It’s No. 10 Odo Street, Obalende Lagos.

A two-storey building under construction collapsed while deck casting was ongoing. The building was supposed to get to 3 Storey build but collapsed at two-storey.”