Deaths Recorded, Persons Injured as Building Collapses in Lagos

Deaths Recorded, Persons Injured as Building Collapses in Lagos

  • The collapse of a two-storey building in the Bariga area of Lagos state has claimed the lives of two children
  • This tragedy was confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Sunday, August 21
  • LASEMA added that some persons who were injured in the collapse have been taken to a hospital for treatment

Bariga, Lagos - At least two children were killed as a two-storey building collapsed in the Bariga area of Lagos state on Sunday, August 21.

The tragedy that left some other persons injured was disclosed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), The Cable reports.

Collapsed building
Two children died in the tragedy
Source: UGC

LASEMA's permanent secretary, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in his report, stated that the building is located on Adeleye Street, Ladi Lak.

However, Oke-Osanyintolu noted that the injured persons have been taken to hospitals for treatment.

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Moreover, he said a rescue operation is currently ongoing at the site.

In his statement seen by The Punch, he stated:

“The Agency activated its response to the above incident and upon arrival at the incident scene, discovered that the tank scaffolding of a two-story building collapsed on a bungalow beside it and affected two rooms.
“Unfortunately two children died from the impact. Three adult males sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.
“The Agency’s response team alongside Lagos State Fire and LASBCA are responders at the incident scene. Rescue operation ongoing.”

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Meanwhile, a two-storey building had collapsed in the Onipanu area of Lagos state. The affected building was said to be at Oke Arin street, off Shyllon Ilupeju.

Confirming the tragic incident, LASEMA, in its report, said the structure was an abandoned two-storey building that collapsed to ground zero.

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According to LASEMA, the investigation revealed that the incident occurred at about 12:45am due to the ageing of the structure.

“Fortunately, no loss of life. However, one adult male sustained minor injury and has been taken to hospital.
“The affected building has been cordoned off in order to prevent any threat,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.


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