Lagos building collapse: Death toll rises to 8

Lagos building collapse: Death toll rises to 8

- The death toll from a collapsed building in Obalende, Lagos state has risen to eight

- The uncompleted building which collapsed on Sunday, October 11, also left about 20 people injured

- People affected were workers at the collapsed uncompleted building when the tragedy occurred

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that the death toll from the building collapse in Obalende area of Lagos has been confirmed at eight and left 20 injured but alive.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director-general of LASEMA confirmed that seven people, six male, and one female died in the collapsed building.

It was learnt that on Sunday, October 11, when the building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island collapsed seven bodies were recovered in the evening.

In a report by Premium Times, an official said the death toll rose to eight on Monday morning, October 12, from the initial figure of 7 after the body of another victim, a female, was dug up around 11:50 p.m.

Lagos building collapse: Death toll rises to 8
Death toll from Lagos building collapse rises to 8. Photo credit: Premium Times
Source: UGC

LASEMA giving a further update on the incident said the victims of the collapsed building are workers at the uncompleted building.

Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency also said that a portion of the building occupied by some of the workers collapsed, causing many fatalities.

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Earlier, reported that another building collapsed in Lagos state. This time, the sad incident occurred at Obalende, Eti-Osa local government area of the state.

The director-general of LASEMA said that the one-story building was under construction when it partially collapsed.

Similarly, it was a narrow escape for some residents of a part of the highly populated Ojuelegba area of Lagos as a two-storey building collapsed late Thursday, October 24, 2019.

The building collapsed at 8.55 pm just days after a similar occurrence involving a three-storey building at Magodo Phase 1 in the state.

The two-storey building was located at 7, Rufai Street, Ojuelegba, but that no live was lost.

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