Two people were feared dead while 14 others were rescued alive by emergency respondents on Monday from a collapsed building that happened on Lagos Island, reports the News Agency of Nigeria
A reliable source at the scene of the incident said it happened around 7.30am, at Daddy Alaja Street, Oke Arin on Lagos Island.
The source said that the two dead persons, a man and a woman, whose identities could not be confirmed by the respondents, were pulled out of the debris from the three-storey building.
The source said that the building, housing many occupants, was also under renovation when it collapsed.
all rescue operations had been concluded. Some of those rescued alive were treated at the scene. “Those with serious ones were taken to the General Hospital on Lagos Island,” the source told NAN. The rescued team included: men and officials from LASEMA, NEMA, Fire Service and the Police Force.
The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident. Famous-Cole, however, could not ascertain the number of deaths as of press time.
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