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Two Dead, 14 Rescued as Another Building Collapses in Lagos

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By Ibidapo Balogun with agency report
Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents on Monday from a collapsed building on Lagos Island, reports the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Collapsed Building

NAN gathered from a reliable source at the scene of the incident that the incident happened around 7.30 am at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke-Arin, Lagos Island.

The source said the two dead persons, a man and a woman, whose identities could not be confirmed by the respondents, were pulled out of the debris of the collapsed three-storey building.

The source said the building, housing many occupants, was under renovation when it collapsed.
The source told a Correspondent of NAN: “As of 1.30 pm, all the rescue operation had been concluded. Some of those rescued alive were treated at the scene.

“Those with serious ones were taken to the General Hospital on Lagos Island.”

The source said the rescue team included men and officials from LASEMA, NEMA, Fire Service and the Police Force.

The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident.

Famous-Cole, however, could not ascertain the number of deaths as of press time.

NAN reports that three buildings had collapsed in Ilasamaja, Ebute-Metta and on Lagos Island in the last three months, in which five persons lost their lives while more than 40 persons were rescued.

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