Three people dead, 19 rescued from rubble in Lagos collapsed building


As emergency operations continued at the site of the three storey building that collapsed in Ilasamaja area of Lagos State, three persons have been confirmed dead while 19 were rescued alive.

"Three persons were recovered dead and were taken to Lagos Mainland Mortuary Yaba", the general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Adesina Tiamiyu, told PREMIUM TIMES Friday morning.

He said 19 people had so far been rescued by LASEMA and other rescue agencies.

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An undisclosed number of persons are still trapped inside the building.

According to reports, the construction workers were at work when the building suddenly made a sudden lurch and began to crumble before they could get their bearing.

Mr. Kehinde Adebayo, Public Relations Officer of LASEMA revealed that the Police would resume investigation to ascertain what led to the collapse of the building. We first reached 14 of the labourers and some were treated by the agency's medical team and LASAMBUS.

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The building situated on 6 Richard Abimbola Street, reportedly caved in around 2 O'clock and covered the artisans and construction workers. "Extraction of trapped victims is ongoing and no mortality has been recorded at the moment".

The injured were said to have been taken to the Ilasa General Hospital.

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