- Residents of Bariga in Lagos state have been thrown into mourning following a gruesome incident
- Two persons were confirmed dead and three others seriously injured following the collapse of a bungalow building
- A water tanker was reported to have fallen off from a two-story building and rammed into the bungalow
Lagos, Bariga - The national emergency management agency (NEMA) has announced the death of two children following the collapse of a building at Adeleye Street, Ladi Lak, Bariga, Lagos State.
PM News reported that the incident occurred late at night on Sunday, August 21 leaving the entire residents of the area in panic.
NEMA confirms incident
NEMA's southwest zonal coordinator, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident on Monday in Lagos.
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As reported by Channels TV online, Farinloye stated that aside from the death of two children that were recorded, three adult males also sustained injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals.
He recounted that the incident was caused by a water tanker that fell off a two-story building and landed on a bungalow building in the next building which resulted in the fetal accident.
“Unfortunately 2 children died from the impact. 3 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.”
NEMA recovers body of IT student, death toll rises to 5 in Yaba building collapse
Prior to the Bariga disaster, a similar occurrence was witnessed in Yaba when a building suddenly collapsed.
The southwest zonal coordinator of the agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the body of an IT student has been recovered.
The mother of the student simply identified as Damola was said to have fainted after the body of her son was recovered.
Death toll in Kano explosion rises to 9 as NEMA begins rescue operations
Elsewhere in Kano, nine persons were confirmed dead following an explosion that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, May 17.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs stated that NEMA is currently coordinating the rescue operations with sister agencies.
The director-general of NEMA, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, has also arrived at the scene of the tragic incident.