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Lagos Building Collapse: Death Toll Rises To Three (Photos)

Posted by Samuel on Fri 22nd Dec, 2023 - tori.ng

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the territorial coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the figure to newsmen in Lagos.

Lagos Building Collapse

The number of fatalities resulting from the building collapse in Ebute Meta, Lagos State on Friday has risen to three, following the discovery of the body of a 12-year-old boy.

Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the territorial coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, confirmed the figure to newsmen in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) earlier reported the recovery of the bodies of two adults—a male and a female—from the rubble of the two-storey building.
Farinloye had said that the building collapsed on Friday morning on Herbert Marculley Way, Ebute Meta.

He said that the Lagos Building Control Agency had issued an evacuation notice several times on the building, and all the original occupants had packed out.

“It was alleged that the property had been sold out about four months ago.

“Three of the occupants jumped to safety with the assistance of the residents,”
Farinloye said.

He added that search and rescue operations were ongoing.

“According to accounts of residents, before the collapse, a dog, which the people in the collapsed building had been taking care of, got to the building and started barking in a sorrowful manner and refused to eat or enter the building.

“No sooner had the dog left than the building came down,”
Farinloye said.



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