Two dead as building collapses in Lagos 

building collapses in Lagos Two unidentified minors have died due to the collapse of a building in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu in Lagos.

Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen on Wednesday.

Olufemi stated that the building collapsed following a mudslide caused by heavy rain.

building collapses in Lagos Oke-Osanyintolu identified the minors as a male and a female.

“The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.

“On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.

building collapses in Lagos “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 had been transported to the mortuary.

“Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off,” The DG said.

 

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