Friday , 22 September 2017

3 persons dead, 19 rescued in Lagos collapsed building

The  Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA have confirmed the death of three people in the collapsed three-storey building at Ilasa area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Thursday while 19 others rescued.

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

General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu confirmed that three dead bodies had so far been evacuated from the building.

He said 19 people had so far been rescued by LASEMA and other rescue agencies.

Tiamiyu added that rescue operation continued on Friday morning.

Spokesperson, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye said that the rescue operation was almost getting to ground zero.

The building was under construction when it collapsed on Thursday around 2:30pm.

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