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10 dead, 24 rescued in Lagos building collapse

10 dead, 24 rescued in Lagos building collapse

Emotions flowed freely on Monday, at Number 24, Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos State, when 10 bodies were pulled out of the collapsed building.

Recalled that Citizens Compass had reported that two people were confirmed dead at the scene of a three-storey building which collapsed on Sunday night.

However, the death toll later rose to 10 with the recoveries of eight additional bodies.

One of the tenants of the collapsed building, Engineer Adegoke Ogunbabi, who narrated his narrow escape from death said he was asleep when the building caved in.

He expressed grief over the loss of his neighbours to the tragedy.

Adegoke said he was naked as at the time he was rescued.

Meanwhile, victims relatives have thronged the scene in search of their loved ones.

The last body to be recovered was that of Oluwakemi who was said to be observing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps with Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State.

She was said to have visited her relative to celebrate Eid-El Fitri when the building collapsed on them.

The building was said to have shown signs of distress and the occupants have been served quit notices but they were adamant.

Among the recovered bodies were a four years old boy making the recovered bodies to be nine; three females and six males.

The 24 rescued victims were seven children and 17 adults out of which 19 were treated and discharged while five were on admission in the hospital.

Rescue operation was performed by men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Team, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Nigeria Police and other emergency responders.

LASEMA Permanent Secretary, Oluwafemi Osanyintolu, NEMA Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, Ibrahim Farinloye and the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeyeye were at the scene of the incident.
10 dead, 24 rescued in Lagos building collapse

Emotions flowed freely on Monday, at Number 24, Ibadan Street, Ebute Meta, Lagos State, when 10 bodies were pulled out of the collapsed building.

Recalled that Citizens Compass had reported that two people were confirmed dead at the scene of a three-storey building which collapsed on Sunday night.

However, the death toll later rose to 10 with the recoveries of eight additional bodies.

One of the tenants of the collapsed building, Engineer Adegoke Ogunbabi, who narrated his narrow escape from death said he was asleep when the building caved in.

He expressed grief over the loss of his neighbours to the tragedy.

Adegoke said he was naked as at the time he was rescued.

Meanwhile, victims relatives have thronged the scene in search of their loved ones.

The last body to be recovered was that of Oluwakemi who was said to be observing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps with Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State.

She was said to have visited her relative to celebrate Eid-El Fitri when the building collapsed on them.

The building was said to have shown signs of distress and the occupants have been served quit notices but they were adamant.

Among the recovered bodies were a four years old boy making the recovered bodies to be nine; three females and six males.

The 24 rescued victims were seven children and 17 adults out of which 19 were treated and discharged while five were on admission in the hospital.

Rescue operation was performed by men of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Team, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Nigeria Police and other emergency responders.

LASEMA Permanent Secretary, Oluwafemi Osanyintolu, NEMA Coordinator, Lagos State Territorial District, Ibrahim Farinloye and the Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeyeye were at the scene of the incident.

The landlord’s son, in whose care the collapsed three-storey building was entrusted, said that he gave the occupants of the building quit notices when he noticed that the Saud building was distressed.

The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told emergency responders and newsmen at the scene of the incident that he was living in the building with other occupants when he noticed signs of distress.
The landlord’s son, in whose care the collapsed three-storey building was entrusted, said that he gave the occupants of the building quit notices when he noticed that the Saud building was distressed.

The man, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told emergency responders and newsmen at the scene of the incident that he was living in the building with other occupants when he noticed signs of distress.

At press time, the rescue operation had reached Zero level.

A corps member, Oluwakemi who was recovered dead on Monday.

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