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Tragedy – Three Dead, Nine Rescued In Lagos Building Collapse

ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI

Tragedy befall the occupant of three-story building at Lagos State. The building collapsed when all occupant are asleep, Channels Television confirmed the incident to CMM.

According to The Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the remains of the dead victims have been transported to the mortuary, while the nine injured are being administered pre-hospital care by the agency, the victims comprise a child and two adults, adding that the agency is moving the ‘unstable’ structure to ground zero.

“We were able to rescue nine people alive and we sympathise with the people that lost their loved ones in there. We recovered three bodies. The three bodies that were rescued have been deposited in the mortuary.

“It is pertinent to note that we have served these people for over three months ago. The building controlling agency was there to serve them. The material testing did the needful in terms of doing the integrity test of this structure and it failed,”

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