One dead, six rescued as building collapses in Lagos

One person has been confirmed dead while six others were rescued after a three-storeyed building collapsed at number 20 Freeman street in Lagos Island on Saturday Morning.

The Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye while speaking to newsmen said occupants were fast asleep when the building collapsed.

He also said that men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning, and Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASSMBUS) are already at the scene of the incident.

According to him, six persons have been rescued and are currently receiving medical attention while the body of a young boy has been recovered from the rubble and deposited in a morgue.

“Nine to 10 people are believed to be living in the building.

“Efforts are on to rescue the remaining people,” he added.

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