One Dead, Six Rescued in Lagos Building Collapse

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 11 – The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Saturday recovered the body of one person who died in a collapsed three-story building at the Lagos Island area of the state.

The agency also rescued six others from the rubbles of the building located at Freeman Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State.

According to reports, the incident occurred at about 4.05am and the building suffered a total collapse, leaving its occupants trapped, as they were fast asleep.

Neighbours were said to have alerted emergency responders about the incident. On arrival, the first victim to be recovered was a male child, who was pronounced dead.

However, six other occupants of the building have been rescued and were treated by Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASSMBUS, personnel, while the dead child was deposited at a morgue.

Meanwhile, search and rescue operation is still ongoing at the scene, as Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; Lagos State Ministry of Physical planning, Police and other relevant agencies are on ground.

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

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