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Four dead as another building collapses in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– FOUR persons have been recovered dead from the rubble of a three-storey building that collapsed on Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in the Mushin area of Lagos.

The incident occurred in the afternoon.

Eye witnesses’ account said the building showed vivid signs of collapse but occupants ignored this until it caved in on them.

The state government thought it’s Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development said it will investigate the incident.

Demolition of the affected building and some other buildings close to it has commenced at press time.

There were conflicting accounts as per the number of those rescued underneath the rubbles as the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, claimed three persons were rescued but the Coordinator, Lagos Territorial District, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said only one person was rescued.

Osanyintolu, who confirmed the latest incident said it occurred around 12 noon.

“A building has collapsed on Sonuga Street, at Palm Avenue, in Mushin. Rescue Operation is on going . I will keep you posted,” he said.

Farinloye, said four bodies – two males and females were recovered.

This is coming barely two weeks after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Oniru area of the state, killing six persons.

Rescue operation was ongoing at press time.

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