2-year-old, mother killed as building collapses in Lagos

A 30-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter were killed after an uncompleted building collapsed at 7, Saidu Okeleji street, Alaro street, Meran, Abule Egba, Lagos, on Saturday.

Spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Adebayo Kehinde confirmed the incident in a statement, TheCable reports.

He said the agency received a distress call via the emergency toll-free number: 767/112 around 11:48 am.

“Investigation conducted by the agency at scene of the incident revealed that an existing uncompleted bungalow under construction with sands and concrete block seen on the deck suddenly caved in with three people trapped under the rubbles,” the statement read.

“The prompt response by emergency responders led to the rescue of five-year-old girl identified as Moyin, who was immediately moved to General Hospital, Ikeja, by the Lagos state ambulance service, while two persons, 30-year-old mother identified as Basirat and another daughter identified as Bisoye were both recovered dead and were move to the mortuary by the State Environmental Monitoring Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU).

“The agency’s LASEMA response unit and the fire unit, Lagos state fire services, Nigerian Police Force, LASAMBUS, RRS and Red Cross were responders present at the scene of the incident.”

General manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu advised owners and developers of buildings in the state to adhere to building codes and physical planning laws of the state so as to advert unnecessary loss of lives.

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