2 Dead, 5-Year Old Girl Injured In Lagos Building Collapse


Two persons have been confirmed dead with a five year old girl badly injured as an uncompleted bungalow building gave way on Saturday morning around Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

In a statement, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed to The New Diplomat that the incident occurred around 11:48 a.m at No 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Alaro Street, Meran, Abule Egba.

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According to LASEMA, “Investigation conducted by the Agency at scene of the incident revealed that an existing uncompleted bungalow under construction with sands and concrete block seen on the deck suddenly caved in with three people trapped under the rubbles.

“The prompt response by emergency responders led to the rescue of 5 years old girl identified as Moyin, who was immediately moved to General Hospital Ikeja by the Lagos State Ambulance Service, while two persons, 30 years old mother identified as Basirat and another daughter identified as Bisoye were both recovered dead and were move to the Morsuary by the State Environmental Monitoring Health Monitoring Unit SEHMU”.

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Other agencies present at the scene of the incident included the Lagos State Fire Services, Nigerian Police Force, LASAMBUS, RRS and Red Cross.

The General Manager, LASEMA, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said proper investigation would be conducted on the incident by the appropriate Agencies, he however advised owners and developers of buildings in the State to adhere to building codes and physical planning laws of the State so as to advert unnecessary loss of lives.

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