Four die as building collapses in Obalende, Lagos ‎


No fewer than four persons have been confirmed dead following the collapse of a three-storey building in the Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State, on Sunday. ‎

Also, a yet to be determined number of people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the incident.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, ‎said the building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.

He said‎ the cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. ‎

Parts of a statement issued by Oke-Osanyintolu said, “As of 05:40pm, a total of eight people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital.

“Four persons (three males and one female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to SEHMU at the incident scene.”‎

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