Lagos: 25-year-old man dies, two injured as building collapses

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A 25-year-old man, Joseph Ilesa, has been confirmed dead and two others injured after a two-storey building collapsed in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Monday night.

The building was said to b an attachment to another structure.

The ownyer of the structures located at 97 Lagos Road Haruna Ikorodu Lagos State had asked the occupants to vacate but some remained.

When the building collapsed, neighbours rallied around and pulled the injured out of the rubble before the arrival of rescuers.

Spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident, saying the rescue.

 

Collapsed building at 97, Lagos Road, Haruna, Ikorodu Lagos State which claimed one life and left a man and woman injured on Friday night October 18, 2021

He said: “The emergency phase of search and Rescue has ended with the evacuation of all debris to ground zero with no additional body recovered.

So far, two rescued alive with injuries and one body recovered.

It was reported that it was an abandoned building that the owners had asked the occupants to leave. But those there were said to be staying there without the consent of the owners.”