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5-year-old saved from collapsed building in Lagos

by O. S David
5-year-old saved from collapsed building in Lagos

5-year-old saved from collapsed building in Lagos

-O.S David

A 5-year-old girl was rescued by officials of the Lagos state emergency services(LASEMA) after a building collapsed Meran, Abule Egba, Lagos on Saturday.  2 casualties were recorded.

Below is a statement from LASEMA on the incident;

The Agency received a distress call via the Emergency toll-free number 767/112 today Saturday 22nd July 2017 at about 11:48 a.m concerning a collapsed building at No 7 Saidu Okeleji Street, Alaro Street Meran Abule Egba. This prompted the immediate activation of the Agency’s Emergency Response to the scene of the incident.

An investigation conducted by the Agency at the scene of the incident revealed that an existing bungalow under construction with sands and concrete blocks seen on the deck suddenly caved in with three people trapped under the rubble.

The prompt response by emergency responders led to the rescue of a 5 years old girl identified as Moyin, who was immediately moved to a General Hospital in Ikeja by the Lagos State Ambulance Service, while two persons, a 30-year-old mother identified as Basirat and her daughter identified as Bisoye were both recovered dead and were moved to the Mortuary by the State Environmental Monitoring Health Monitoring Unit SEHMU.

The Agency’s LASEMA Response Unit and the Fire Unit, Lagos State Fire Services, Nigerian Police Force, LASAMBUS, RRS and Red Cross were responders present at the scene of the incident.

The General Manager LASEMA Mr Adesina Tiamiyu said a proper investigation would be conducted into the incident by the appropriate Agencies, he, however, advised owners and developers of buildings in the State to adhere to building codes and physical planning laws of the State so as to avert an unnecessary loss of lives.

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