The National Emergency Management Agency has affirmed the dwath of five people as a three-story building collapsed on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Metta region of the state late Sunday.
No less than 23 people including kids were said to have been rescued alive.
The tenants were supposed to be in their different apartment while the structure abruptly fell and caught some of them.
Right away, crisis offices were alarmed as certain inhabitants turned to self help via searching through the rubble to protect the trapped casualties.
Crisis offices including the NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services, among others raced to the scene and started a search and rescue activity for the people in question.
The acting organizer, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, affirmed the passing of four inhabitants, adding that the fell building had been set aside for demolition.
He said, “Another three-story building, on Lagos Street, around 200 meters from the ongoing scene has given indications of misery with part misleading rocks and falling.
“The structure had additionally been marked as distressed however the inhabitants were degenerate.
Be that as it may, the structure has been re-fixed and tenants emptied by officials of Lagos State Buildings Control Agency.
Four death including two male and two female. 23 individuals have been rescued alive including seven youngsters and 16 grown-ups. Another young fellow, Tahin, has recently been recovered, making five Death.”
The Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in an explanation late Sunday, had expressed a portion of the harmed victims were raced to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for earnest treatment.
He said, “On landing in the incident scene, an old three-story building including rooms and parlor was found to have collapse.
Additional data assembled uncovered that the incident happened around 10.56pm with an unsure number of individuals caught.
“A search and rescue activity is ongoing. 20 saved alive and out of the casualties rescue, two sustained extreme wounds and have been taken to LASUTH for additional treatment,” he said.