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Two Children Die as Building Collapses in Lagos + PHOTOS

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Two children died after they were trapped beneath the rubble of a storey-building which collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State Wednesday June 17.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour.

He said their bodies had been recovered from the mud.

According to him, “The LASEMA response team received a distress call at 12:40pm about the collapse of one storey building at Gafari Balogun street in Ogudu.On arrival at the scene, the agency responders observed that the building collapsed at a result of mudslide at the rear side of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.

“The agents 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 deposited to the mortuary. Integrity testing will be done on the remaining part of the building that have been condoned off,” he said.

 

 

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