One Dead, Six Others Injured As Three Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

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One person has been confirmed dead while six others have been rescued after a three-storey building collapsed at number 20 Freeman Street in Lagos Island.

The occupants of the building were still fast asleep on Saturday early morning when the building collapsed.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning, Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASSMBUS) and many others arrived the scene of the incident.

Six persons have been rescued from the rubbles and are currently receiving medical attention while the body of a young boy was recovered from the rumbles and deposited in a morgue.

“Nine to 10 people are suggested to be living in the building. Efforts are on to rescue the remaining people,” said Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Ibrahim Farinloye.

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