Mother, 3 children killed as building collapses in Lagos

Mother, 3 children killed as building collapses in Lagos

- A building situated at 48 Arisha Water front Otun Araromi Street, Magodo Phase 1, collapses on another building killing a family of four

- The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says the incident occurred on Saturday morning, October 12

- The director-general of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyitntolu, notes that the bodies of the deceased have been bagged and handed over to the family members

A storey building collapsed in Isheri Magodo, Lagos, on Saturday, October 12, killing a mother and three children, the director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has disclosed.

The building situated at 48 Arisha Water front Otun Araromi Street, Magodo Phase 1, collapsed on another building killing a family of four.

Oke-Osanyintolu told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the incident occurred on Saturday morning, adding that the bodies of trapped persons have been recovered.

According to him, on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the building suddenly collapsed from the top of the hill on another building down the street.

The collapsed building claimed four lives of a family namely: Mrs Jumiah Utache (Wife), nine-year-old, Domino Utache, two-years old boy and Daniel Utache, a-year-old boy.

“The bodies of the deceased are bagged by Tiger team and have been handed over to the family members, together with that of one Faith Emmanuel (Wife’s sister).

Mother, 3 children killed as building collapses in Lagos

The building situated at 48 Arisha Water front Otun Araromi Street, Magodo Phase 1, collapsed on another building killing a family of four, Credits: NAN
Source: UGC

He said relevant agencies are working to ascertain the cause of the collapse.

In a related development, the LASEMA boss disclosed that another truck fully loaded with 45000 litres of petrol fell at the Otedola Bridge around 11 a:m on Saturday.

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Oke-Osanyintolu told NAN that all emergency responders had been activated and trans-loading of the content to prevent the truck from exploding.

He said that the truck had been recovered from the road to ensure free flow of traffic.

Oke-Osanyintolu said that trans-loading of 45000 litres of petrol was ongoing as at 5 p:m at the Otedola bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

In another report, a three-storey building collapsed along the Lekki expressway in Lagos at about 7.14 pm on Thursday, October 10, the head of the state's Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the building is situated at Sharks Squad, LASEMA, en-route Kingdom Hall street, Abijo, along Lekki-Epe expressway.

Oke-Osanyintolu, according to the report, said that the building was under construction adding that three people sustained injury and had been rescued.

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