Another Building Collapsed in Lagos, 3 Killed

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Jan 2nd, 2012 – Another Building Collapsed in Lagos, 3 Killed

At least 3 people were killed on Saturday December 31st, 2011, when an uncompleted building collapsed at Ileshomi Street, off Bobayanju Ewutuntun, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos. Several others were reported injured.

It was gathered that the building had been uncompleted for years and its ownership had changed three times. It was undergoing repairs when it caved in.

Men of the Lagos State Emergency Authority (LASEMA), State Physical Planning and Development Authority (LASPPDA), National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Civil Defence, Police, Red Cross, Boys Scout, Local Government Medical Personnel, Fire Fighters and Boys Brigade were at the scene to rescue victims.

The Training Adviser, Red Cross Society, Oshodi/Isolo, Daniel Blessing, said three bodies and five persons had been evacuated. They were searching the rubble for more, he said.

The dead are Andrew, Felix and Yusuf.

A survivor, Toju, was injured in the hand.

Another, Musa, said he crawled out of the rubble on his back, adding that there were dead bodies all around him. 

Another victim was unconscious when he was evacuated.