At Least 24 Victims Rescued From Rubble Of Collapsed Building, Nine Dead

 

At least 24 victims, mostly children have been rescued from the rubbles of a three-story building which collapsed in the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island.

The children, most of whom are pupils of a primary school located on the top floor of the building, were rescued by officials from emergency rescue agencies and residents of the area, as hundreds swarmed the site.

They were immediately rushed to the Lagos General Hospital, Marina, where some parents anxiously trooped in to confirm if their children were fine.

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As rescue operations continued, Channels Television spotted a pupil covered in dust, being pulled from the rubble to a cheering crowd.

Nine persons have, however, been confirmed dead as officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Police, Army and National Security and Civil Defence Force (NSCDC) make frantic efforts to rescue the remaining victims.

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The building, situated at Massey Street in the Ita Faji area of Lagos Island, is said to be about 30 years old.

It is one of those which had since been marked by the Federal Government for demolition in the densely populated area.

 

It, however, caved in at about 9:45 am on Wednesday, raising fears for the lives of the hundreds of inhabitants.

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China Tianjin Explosions: Nearly 100 Still Missing

china blastReports says nearly 100 people, mostly fire fighters, are still missing, four days after multiple blasts in the north-eastern port of Tianjin, China.

At least 112 people died in the explosions which occurred in a warehouse containing hazardous chemicals and hundreds have been hospitalised.

Rescue operations are still ongoing at the site of the deadly blasts.

As the authorities continue to manage the situation, families of the missing fire fighters are demanding answers.

On Saturday, the Chinese Government ordered the evacuation of residents within a 3 kilometre radius of the blast site over fears of chemical contamination.

The Chinese Government also ordered officials to make nationwide checks on dangerous chemicals and explosives and to “crack down unwaveringly on illegal activities to ensure safety”.