JUST IN: death toll increase to eight in Lagos building collapse

The death toll recorded during the Lagos building collapse, which happened Sunday, on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, has increased to eight.

An assertion by the National Emergency Management Agency affirmed the advancement on Monday.

“Two male extra bodies recovered, making eight death,” the acting coordinator, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, said.

Our journalist additionally saw as crisis responders put the recuperated corpses in body sacks.

The recuperated corpses were kept in the vehicles the emergency responders brought to the location of the incident.

From there on, the bodies were taken to the morgue.

JUSTNEWSNG had revealed that the NEMA authorities, alongside other crisis response agencies including the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service; the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, and the police, initiated a hunt and rescue activity immediately the three-story building collapsed late Sunday.

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Farinloye, who had affirmed the passing of five inhabitants, said the fell construction had been set apart for destruction.

He said, “Another three-story building, on Lagos Street, around 200 meters from the ongoing scene has given indications of distress with part misleading stones and falling.

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“The structure had likewise been set apart as upset yet the tenants were freak.
Be that as it may, the structure has re-sealed and tenants emptied by officials of Lagos State Buildings Control Agency.

“Four passings including two male and two female. 23 individuals have been safeguarded alive including seven youngsters and 16 grown-ups. Another young man , Tahin has recently been recovered making five passings.”


The Permanent Secretary, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement late Sunday, had expressed that some of the harmed victims were rush to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for critical treatment.

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