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3 dead, 19 rescued in collapsed building in Lagos

3 dead, 19 rescued in collapsed building in Lagos

It was learnt that rescue work was call off because there were remote chances that more persons would still be trapped.

As emergency operations continued at the site of the three storey building that collapsed in Ilasamaja area of Lagos State, three persons have been confirmed dead while 19 were rescued alive.

Confirming the accident, the General Manager LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu, said: "We got a situation report about a collapsed building at Richard Abimbola Street, Ilasa bus stop". They also pointed that construction workers made use of substandard materials in building the house.

The Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS) is treating some of the victims, while others have been taken to the hospital.

Mr. Kehinde Adebayo, Public Relations Officer of LASEMA revealed that the Police would resume investigation to ascertain what led to the collapse of the building.

According to information gathered that rescue operation continued on Friday as it is believed that some people might still be trapped under the rubble.

The building which reportedly collapsed on Abimbola street, Ilasa, Lagos state, happened around 2pm on Thursday.

As at 5.57p.m., he said emergency workers increased the number of rescued persons by two, making the total rescue figure 15 and at about 6.15p.m., he said one more person was rescued, making it 17 survivors.


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