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Two dead, two rescued as building collapses in Lagos (updated)

Two dead, two rescued as building collapses in Lagos (updated)
February 12
23:25 2022

Two bodies have been recovered, while two persons were rescued from the rubble of a three-storey building that collapsed in Yaba, Lagos, on Saturday.

Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the development in a statement.

Earlier on Saturday, an official of LASEMA had said some construction workers were in the building when it collapsed.

“Upon arrival of LASEMA response team at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have collapsed,” the official had said.

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“Further investigation revealed that the construction workers numbering about five were on site when the structure came down and are still trapped underneath.”

An eyewitness also said a part of the building had collapsed in 2021, but that construction had continued.

Giving a development on the rescue efforts on Saturday night, Oke-Osanyintolu said as of 9:45 pm, two male bodies were recovered, while two other men were found alive.

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He added that recovery operation is still in progress at the site.

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