2 Storey Building Collapses In Lagos As 10 Escape DeathFeatured, Latest News Thursday, April 24th, 2014
A two-storey building under construction collapsed on Thursday at Oworonshoki area of Lagos, Nigeria with 10 people escaping death.
Emergency rescue responders saved the day as they work frantically to pull out alive 10 people trapped in the debris after the building caved in at about 11.00 am at 11 Sand Beach Lane, Oworonshoki.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says four minors were among those rescued from the collapsed building and gave their names as Monday Ahungbe, 12; Jimoh Adebi, 13 and Moses Atoketi, 15 years.
NEMA Spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye said those pulled out of the building were injured nd had to be rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
He said Officers of the National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), police and civil defence corps took part in the rescue operation.
“Some teenagers sustained minor injuries and were being attended to at the Folabi Medical Centre while two adults had been taken to Gbagada General Hospital for medical attention,’ he said, adding that the rescue operation was prompt.
Also, Dr. Femi Osanyintolu, General Manager, LASEMA said “LASEMA commenced operation and all 10 victims have been rescued and taken to various General Hospitals by the Lagos State Ambulance Services for medical attention. Rescue operation has been completed.”
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