Monday May 22, 2017 – Mudslide Kills Girl In Magodo Phase 2 Lagos As Death Toll Of Ilasamaja Building Collapse Hits 4
A 5-year-old girl has been killed by mudslide in Magodo Phase II, Lagos.
The incident occurred at 21, Odofian Street, around 7pm last Friday.
Sarah was playing with her friend, Khadija, when the mud fell on them.
Khadija was rushed to hospital because of her injuries.
Rescue workers comprising Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Fire Service, police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have recovered the body.
Death toll in the Ilasamaja building collapse hit four yesterday, with the discovery of another body from the rubble.
Relatives of some of the workers at the site told The Nation yesterday that they were yet to see their loved ones, raising fears that more people could still be under the debris
They said at least four persons were still missing.
According to them, flies have begun perching on the debris which they said was a sign that people were still underneath.
LASEMA General Manager, Adesina Tiamiyu confirmed the mudslide and warned residents of the dangers in playing around the place.
He appealed to parents to monitor their kids when they go out to play, adding that Sarah’s body was handed over to her mother for burial.
On the Ilasamaja incident, Tiamiyu said responders would begin a clean-up of the area to forestall public health issues.
He confirmed that another body was found around midnight yesterday, saying his officers were on out post disaster clearing.
Tiamiyu said: “Yes, we recovered another body around 12am. It was found under the debris during a post-disaster clearing of the site.
“This has brought the total number of mortality to four persons, while those rescued alive remain 19, all male.
“The body is yet to be identified and has been deposited by the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) at the Mainland Hospital Mortuary, Yaba.
“We will carry out a clean-up of the site as soon as it was completely cleared to forestall public health issues at Ilasa and environs.”