February 23, 2024

Three storey building collapse at Sonuga street,Palm Avenue at Mushin Area of Lagos today. Rescuers has however rushed to the scene to help the trapped victims and as two got rescued while others are still stuck in the rubbled building.

The victims were identified as an adult and a child.The Lagos Territorial Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the development, said the rescue operation was still ongoing.He said, “A three-storey building has collapsed at Oye Sonuga Street, opposite Oye Roundabout, Isolo road, Mushin. An adult and a child have been rescued. The search and rescue operation is ongoing.”Also reacting, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyinyolu, who had also confirmed the development, said two female occupants were still missing.

Further investigation revealed that the collapsed building was an adjoining building to another three-storey building.“Two people who were trapped inside the building have been rescued and treated. However, we were informed that two females that are occupants of the building are still missing.“The search and rescue operation is ongoing; LRT, LASG fire, LNSC, LABSCA, and NPF are all responders at the scene.“However, there are visible cracks on the remaining standing building that needs urgent attention. The building has been cordoned off and evacuated. The operation is ongoing.”

Marvelous Ogidi

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