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Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

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Three-Storey Building Collapses In Lagos

A woman, 30, was rescued on Friday as a three-storey building collapsed in Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.

Naija News reports that the cause of the incident, which occurred at No. 95, Abeokuta Street, Cemetery, Ebute-Meta is yet to be ascertained.

The female rescued from the rubble of the collapsed building is reported to have sustained injuries and had been moved to the hospital.

It could not be ascertained if she was an occupant of the collapsed building, but emergency responders said she was rescued with the use of modern equipment called DELSA.

Although no life was lost in Friday’s incident, residents said it was because the building gave way in the afternoon when occupants have gone out.

Emergency responders at the scene include Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA; National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, federal and state fire services, among others.

According to Director General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the place had been cordoned off to prevent secondary disaster.

He said buildings adjacent to the collapsed structure were being examined for possible damages by material testing agency.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.