2 Dead In Lagos Building Collapse

2 Dead In Lagos Building Collapse
  • PublishedDecember 22, 2023

Two people were fear killed on Friday, as a two-storey building with a penthouse collapsed at 122 Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute Meta, in Lagos State.

Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margret Adeseye, who confirmed the collapse stated the building reportedly caved in around 9:00 am, trapping a family, two adult females and a baby under the debris.

Adeseye said rescue teams have been dispatched and are currently searching for casualties and others potentially buried under the debris.

“Rescue efforts are ongoing, with search and rescue teams working tirelessly to locate and extricate the remaining family members.

“One adult female has already been rescued alive and is in stable condition, offering a glimmer of hope amidst the tragedy.”

Officials urged residents to avoid the area to allow emergency personnel unrestricted access and facilitate smooth rescue operations.

The State Emergency Response Unit is fully mobilised and collaborating with the Fire and Rescue Service to coordinate the operation.

This incident underlines the ongoing issue of building collapses in Lagos, raising concerns about construction quality and safety regulations.

As rescue efforts continue, the community grapples with the loss of life and prays for the safety of any remaining trapped victims.

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