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Again, four storey building collapses in Lagos, four feared dead

By BENJAMIN OMOIKE

A four storey building has, again, collapsed in Lagos. Giving a final report on the incident in a release signed by the Public Affairs Officer of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, it stated that:

“The incident occurred on Saturday, May 21. The building was located at no 4, Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island.

Collapsed in building Lagos
Collapsed in building Lagos

“After several hours of intense overnight Search and Rescue Operation coordinated by the PS LASEMA, Dr. Oluwafemi Oke-Osanyintolu and combined efforts of three LASEMA Response Teams from Lekki, Cappa and the Alausa Command Control Center (C3), a total of five adult males were rescued (alive) and taken to nearest hospitals for further treatment.

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“However, four adult males were recovered (dead), bagged and handed over to officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU, to be processed further after being deposited at the mortuary.

“Remains of the selfcollapsed four floor building was then taken down to ground zero by the Agency with the use of it’s heavy duty equipment-the Excavator, thereby eliminating any further threat to lives and all other proximal properties.

“Other primary responders present includes the LASAMBUS, LASG Fire Service, LABCA, SEHMU, Federal Fire Service, NEMA, Red Cross, LNSC and NPF,” the release read.

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