Building Collapse in Lagos leaves one dead, others injured

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A three-story building collapsed in Lagos Island has left one person dead while six others were rescued alive.

The tragedy which according to report occurred weekend, on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, leads to the death of one person and not less than 6 persons were rescued underneath  the rubbles of the collapsed three-storey building.

The incident occurred at about 4.05 am as the building was said to have suffered total collapse leaving its occupants trapped as they were fast asleep due.

The immediate neighbours of the victims were said to have alerted emergency responders about the incident but on arrival, the first victim to be recovered was a male child who could not withstand the situation and was pronounced dead.

However, six other occupants of the building were rescued alive and medical treatment was administered on them by Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASSMBUS), while the casualty was deposited at a morgue.

LASEMA Director-General Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed the incident saying investigations will be conducted to unravel the cause of the incident.

As at the time of filing this report, search and rescue operation was ongoing at the scene, thanks to Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning, Nigeria Police and other relevant agencies.

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