Two Kids Die In Lagos Collapsed Building
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that two children were trapped and also died in a collapsed building.
The building situated at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu, Lagos collapsed on Wednesday after the heavy downpour.
LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told Newsmen in Lagos that the LASEMA Response Team (LRT), said that his team brought out the remains of the victims within two hours of operations.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that the LRT received a distress call at 12.40 p.m of a collapsed building at the aforementioned location.
“On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building caused by heavy rainfall.
“We were informed that two children, one male, and one female, were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation.
“Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains were transported to the mortuary,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.
Oke-Osanyintolu said that integrity test would be conducted on the remainder of the building which had now been cordoned off by the Lagos State Building Control Agency.