UPDATE: 2 killed in building collapse at Meiran

UPDATE: 2 killed in building collapse at Meiran

- The incident occurred in Agbado-Oke-Odo area of Lagos state

- The Rapid Response Squad unit of the Nigeria Police Force says a mother and her daughter were killed in the disaster

- Rescue officials took care of the scene of the disaster

A building has reportedly collapsed in Meiran, Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos state.

The Rapid Response Squad in a press statement said the dead were a mother and daughter.

2 killed in building collapse at Meiran
A mother and daughter died in the disaster. Photo: RRS

The statement read: "A collapsed building this afternoon claimed the lives of a mother and her daughter while they were washing cloth under an uncompleted building in Seidu Ekeleji Street, Alaro, Meiran, Agbado - Oke Odo area of Lagos.

"Although, another daughter was rescued live from the scene, the mother and older daughter were brought out dead from rumbles.

"The building, which was still under construction was in decking position when it collapsed.

"The mother and her two daughters, aged, 4 years and 2 years, according to neighbours, were washing cloth when the building collaped, killing the mother and the 2 year old daughters.

2 killed in building collapse at Meiran
Rescue officers did their best to rescue those involved. Photo: RRS

"Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Rapid Response Squad and LASAMBUS were at the scene to offer rescue services."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Sakiru Alabi Balogun, a chairmanship aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC) of Ikotun/ Igando Local Council Development Area, on Friday, July 21, died in an auto crash along LASU/ Isheri road in Igando area of Lagos state.

2 killed in building collapse at Meiran
A crowd gathered at the scene of the disaster on Saturday, July 22. Photo: RRS

According to a report on Vanguard, the accident involved a LAWMA truck, a four-feet container and late Balogun’s Special Utility Vehicle jeep.

Watch this Legit.ng TV video of Nigerians sharing their views on where they would prefer to leave because of flooding in Lagos

Source: Legit.ng

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