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Two dead as house collapse in Meran

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Two people were killed on Saturday after a building under construction collapsed on them in Lagos, residents said.

The bungalow at No 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Alaro, Meran, Abule Egba, caved in at around 11:48 a.m with sands and concrete block on its deck.

Three people were trapped under the rubbles, witnesses said, but only one person survived the incident.

The survivor, a five year-old-girl identified as Moyin, has been taken to General Hospital Ikeja by the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

The dead include a 30-year-old mother identified as Basirat and her daughter, identified as Bisoye.

Their bodies were recovered and moved to the Mortuary by the State Environmental Monitoring Health Monitoring Unit, SEHMU.

Adesina Tiamiyu, the General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, said proper investigation would be conducted into the incident by the appropriate agencies.

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