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Two Killed As Building Collapse In Lagos




Two children have reportedly lost their lives in the Ishawo area of Ikorodu in Lagos State when a fence of a neighbouring compound collapsed and fell on their building.

The two siblings were recovered dead from a partial building collapse at No 25, Ajao street CWC, by Olainukan Bus Stop, Ishawo, Ikorodu, on Saturday.

Confirming the unfortunate incident, Ibrahim Farinloye, coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) territorial office, said that the siblings, Rakib Atolagbe, 7 years old, and Mujib Atolagbe, 9, were trapped when a fence from the neighbouring house fell on their building during Saturday’s heavy downpour.

He said that the incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m.

“It was very unfortunate that no distress call was properly channeled to those whose responsibility it is to save lives at the right time.

“Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) are currently on ground to assess the situation.

“May the Almighty forgive the deceased and console their parents,” Farinloye said.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.