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Two Bodies Recovered From Collapsed 7-storey Building in Lagos



The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said rescue operations are ongoing at the site.

Director-General of LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke–Osanyintolu, provided the update in a statement.

It reads: “Situation report on the collapsed building at Oba Idowu Oniru Street beside Ave Maria Hospital.

“The agency responded to a distress call at the above mentioned location and activated its response plan. Upon arrival at the scene, an uncompleted seven-storey building undergoing construction was found to have collapsed.

“Six people are reported to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed structure. Two bodies have been located and recovered thus far. Operation ongoing.”

It was not immediately clear the cause of the collapse but emergency workers and security operatives moved to the site to possibly rescue the trapped victims.

It was reported that six people were believed to be trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building in Lagos.

Oke-Osanyintolu and Lagos Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, assured that search and rescue operations were underway.

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