Ebute Meta Building Collapse: Lagos Fire Service Releases Video, Death Toll, Photos

Ebute Meta Building Collapse: Lagos Fire Service Releases Video, Death Toll, Photos

  • The Lagos state fire service on Monday, May 2, gave a crucial update on the collapsed building in Ebute Meta
  • The service said 10 persons were feared dead after their bodies were recovered from the ruins by first responders
  • In a Facebook post, the service also disclosed that not less than 24 persons were rescued alive with various injuries

Lagos - The management of Lagos State Fire Service on Monday, May 2, released an update on the collapsed Ebute Meta building.

According to the service, it has achieved Ground Zero including some headway in its rescue operations.

So far, the service said it has rescued 24 persons alive with varying degrees of injury and all in stable condition, including two other persons who are responding to treatment.

Ebute Meta Building Collapse
The service said 24 persons were rescued alive (Photo: Lagos State Fire Service)
Source: Facebook

In a statement released on Facebook, the service's director, Adeseye Margaret, added that 10 persons (six males, four females) who were recovered are suspected dead.

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The service ended by saying that all the first and major responders are still collaborating to mop up the incident scene.

Many trapped, 4 recovered dead as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

Earlier, many residents were trapped when a three-storey building, collapsed at 32 Ibadan Street in Ebute Metta area of Lagos state, on Sunday, May 1.

In a statement released on Sunday night, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said it received an alert about the collapsed building at about 9.48pm.

Sharing a video of the collapsed building on its Twitter page, it added that its officials are already at the scene and rescue operations were ongoing.

Four persons, including a woman and her child, have been confirmed dead, so far and 23 others rescued as the search and rescue operation continues.

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Giving an update on the tragedy in the early hours of Monday, May 2, the National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos Territorial Head, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, said:

“Altogether as at now, about 23 people have been rescued alive; 7 children and 16 adults. Nine of those rescued alive have been treated and discharged."

Another 3-storey building collapses in Lagos

This was just one out of many that have happened in recent times. In February, a three-storey building still under construction collapsed in Lagos state. The collapsed building was on Akanbi Crescent in the Yaba area of Lagos state.

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