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2 died, 23 rescued in Lagos’ collapsed building

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By Teide Emomotimi

About two persons have been declared dead and the other 23 rescued from the Ebute Metta collapsed three-storey building in Lagos.

The incident had been confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday, adding that the bodies of the deceased persons had been recovered from the scene.

This was disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos State to newsmen by the Zonal Coordinator Southwest, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye.

He also remarked that twenty-three persons had been rescued from the site of the collapsed building. It was gathered the recovered bodies were those of a mother and her child, while the rescued persons were 7 children and 16 adults.

He stated that nine of those rescued from the building alive had been treated and discharged from the hospital.

“They returned to the scene, but have been taken away for proper custody while psycho-social and post-trauma counselling is being arranged for them by the Nigerian Red Cross,” Farinloye said.

It would be recalled that the three-storey building collapsed at 24 Ibadan Str, Herbert Macaulay Way, Onyigbo on Sunday night.

According to Farinloye, rescue operations were still ongoing at the time of filing this report.

By Teide Emomotimi

About two persons have been declared dead and other 23 rescued from the Ebute Metta collapsed three storey building in Lagos.

The incident had been confirmed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday, adding that the bodies of the deceased persons had been recovered from the scene.

This was disclosure to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos State. newsmen by the Zonal Coordinator Southwest, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye.

He also remarked that twenty three persons had rescued from the site of the collapse building.

It was gathered the recovered bodies were those of a mother and her child, while the rescued persons were 7 children and 16 adults.

He stated that nine of those rescued from the building alive had been treated and discharged from the hospital.

“They returned to the scene, but have been taken away for proper custody while psycho-social and post trauma counselling are being arranged for them by the Nigerian Red Cross,” Farinloye said.

It would be recalled that the three-storey building collapsed at 24 Ibadan Str, Herbert Macaulay Way, Onyigbo on Sunday night.

According to Farinloye, rescue operations were still ongoing at the time of filing this report.

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