Updated: Six Dead, Others Injured As Building Collapses In Lagos
Six persons have died and five others severely injured after a building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos State on Sunday
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.
Ten others equally sustained minor injuries during the incident, the agency added.
According to the agency, the building located at No. 60 Odo Street, Obalende, Eti-Osa, was under construction when it collapsed partially and explained that the fatalities include one woman and five men.
“The emergency response plan has been activated and all responders are en route the scene,” DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said.
He also urged residents to remain calm and keep away from the area.
Update on Collapsed Building at 1855hrs
The operation on the above is ongoing.
Initial findings are as follows:
10 Casualties treated with minor injuries
5 severely injured persons exhumed from the remains and transferred to hospital
6 fatalities (5 men, 1 women) https://t.co/6KUwCUKXFX
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This comes just weeks after a three-storey building collapsed in the Ejigbo area of the state.