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One dies, two rescued as two-storey building collapses in Ikorodu

National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) on Tuesday, confirmed that one person was dead while two others were rescued after a two-storey building collapsed in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

the incident occurred on Monday around 10 pm; two persons were rescued alive and taken to Ikorodu General Hospital for medical attention.

NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos State, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said that the two persons injured comprised a male and a female.

The collapse was said to have occurred on Monday night, at 97, Lagos Road, Haruna bus stop.

However, residents claimed the building which was an extension of a 3-storey building visibly showed distress signs before it eventually collapsed.

He said: “immediately after the incident occurred, the local residents within the area mobilised themselves to carry out initial rescue activities after which the fire service and Police responded but were unable to do much due to the unavailability of equipment to lift the rumble on the suspected location of the trapped victims.

“Though, fire service and police responded, they were unable to do much due to unavailability of equipment to lift the rubble on the suspected location of the trapped victims.

“One body has been recovered. 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 were rescued alive with injuries and one body recovered.” he said.

However, residents claimed the building showed distress signs but this was ignored by the occupants.

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