Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Black Democracy Day: 3-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos, 2 Dead, 14 Rescued

It is a black Democracy Day in Lagos, as another three-storey building on Lagos Island collapsed on Monday morning with two people confirmed dead and 14 others rescued.

This is the fourth building to have collapsed in Lagos in less than months.

PM News gathered that the collapsed three-storey building was being renovated with people inside when it caved in.

Rescue operation is still ongoing as emergency responders are working frantically to rescue trapped victims in the building located at Daddy Alhaja Street, Oke Arin, Lagos Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu told PM News that 14 people had so far been rescued alive.

He confirmed that two people had so far died in the collapsed building while rescue operation continued to rescue other trapped victims.

Last week, a two-storey building collapsed at Cole Street Ebute Metta with a woman injured.

Three weeks ago, a three-storey building collapsed at Ilasamaja area of the state, with four people dead.

Over a month ago, a two storey building under construction collapsed in Lekki area of Lagos, killing two people.

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