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Five persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

Five persons rescued as another building collapses in Lagos
October 25
14:14 2019

Five persons have been rescued after a two-storey building collapsed in Ojuelegba area of Lagos state.

The building located at Rufai street, off Makinde street in the area collapsed in the early hours of Friday.

The state government announced the incident through its Twitter handle.

5 people were rescued from a two storey building which collapsed in the early hours of today, Friday October 25, 2019 at Rufai Street, off Makinde Street, Ojuelegba,” the tweet read.

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It said the Lagos state emergency management agency mobilised its workers to the scene of the incident to rescue those trapped in the debris.

The state government asked residents and commuters in the area to remain calm as its agencies carry out their tasks.

“LASEMA swiftly activated the Lagos Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building,” it read.

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“Lagosians within the vicinity of the incident have been enjoined to stay calm and allow emergency responders to do their job. The collapsed building has now been brought down to ground zero and the area is now safe.”

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At least four persons were reported killed after a house built on a hill collapsed in Isheri, Magodo area of the state a few days ago.

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