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Lagos building collapse death toll rises to four



The death toll at the collapsed Lagos building has risen to four the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has said.


This was disclosed in a statement released by LASMEA’s Head of Public Affairs, Nosa Okunbor, on Sunday.



While giving the final update on the four floor building that collapse at 4 Alayaki Lane, Lagos Island, on Saturday, Okunbor revealed that five people were rescued alive.


The statement read, “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.


“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 self-collapsed 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 Sevice, LABCA, SEHMU, Federal Fire Service, NEMA, Red Cross, LNSC and NPF.”