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In the late hours of yesterday, around 10 PM, a three-story building was reported to have collapsed in the Ebutte Meta area of Lagos State.
The building located on Ibadan Street reportedly caved in minutes after residents had retired for the night.
According to the Punch, the Zonal Coordinator South-West, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, told NAN that the recovered bodies were those of a mother and her child, while the rescued persons included seven children and 16 adults.
This was the report as of 2:10 AM.
Giving the situation report, General Manager LASEMA, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said: “On arrival at the scene of the incident, an old three-storey building was discovered to have collapsed.
“Further information gathered revealed that the incident occurred at about 10.56 p.m. with yet to be determined number of people trapped.
“Search-and-rescue operations are ongoing”.
Twenty-three persons were rescued, while two sustained severe injuries and have been taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, for further treatment.”
According to a Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeyeye, rescue operation is ongoing to rescue more victims.
“Every effort are being made to ensure trapped victims are rescued and residents,” Adeyeye told the Vanguard.