Ten Saved as Four-Storey Building Collapses on Lagos Island

Okey Ikechukwu
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Ten Saved as Four-Storey Building Collapses on Lagos Island

Ten people have been rescued as a four-storey building collapsed at No. 15, Iga Idunganran, on Lagos Island area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

According to Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), the Agency responded to distress calls and upon arrival discovered that a four-storey residential building had collapsed.

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He explained that the immediate cause of the incident was due to ongoing renovation. The structure had been marked by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) for evacuation and had subsequently collapsed.

“A total of ten (10) people are affected. All ten people, nine adults and one 17-year-old girl have been rescued from the rubble,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

After receiving pre-hospital care from the agency’s paramedics, the rescued individuals were taken to Iga Iduganran primary health care centre for further care.

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“The remains of the building will now be leveled to ground zero while adjacent building will undergo integrity and material testing,” Oke-Osanyintolu added.

Responders including the Shark team, LRU paramedics alongside LASBCA officials, LNSC officials, LASPPPA officials, LASAMBUS crew, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the Nigeria Police Force are currently at the scene of the incident conducting rescue operations.

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