Two kids killed, 10 injured in Lagos building collapse

Two children were on Wednesday confirmed dead and 10 others injured after a story building collapsed in Lagos.

The incident occurred at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu, around 12:30 pm.

It was gathered that the building collapsed following a mudslide which was occasioned by a heavy downpour.

Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu said the two children were extricated from the rubble.

 

He said the mudslide hit the building from the rear, trapping the kids- a boy and a girl.

Oke-Osanyintolu said all those who sustained injuries were treated on the spot and discharged, adding that the scene has been cordoned off.

He said: “The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12:40 pm about a collapsed building at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu. On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building caused by heavy rainfall.

“The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female, were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation. Unfortunately, they were found dead.”

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