Death Toll Rises In Lagos House Collapse

The death toll in Tuesday’s collapsed building on Lagos Island, Lagos, has risen to eight, with 15 others rescued so far. A four-storey building collapsed at Massey Street on Lagos Island on Tuesday around 2:30 pm with many people trapped in the building. As at Tuesday evening, two dead bodies were evacuated from the building…”
Moroti Olatujoye
July 26, 2017 12:52 pm

The death toll in Tuesday’s collapsed building on Lagos Island, Lagos, has risen to eight, with 15 others rescued so far.

A four-storey building collapsed at Massey Street on Lagos Island on Tuesday around 2:30 pm with many people trapped in the building.

As at Tuesday evening, two dead bodies were evacuated from the building while 14 others were rescued alive.

But overnight and around 11.00am on Wednesday, six more dead bodies were recovered, making it six people who have died so far.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and other emergency responders are still on site trying to see if more people were still trapped.

PM News gathered that an 11-year old boy was brought out alive from the ruins of the building around 4.00am on Wednesday.

 

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