The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has confirmed the collapse of a three-storey building at Freeman Street in Lagos Island area of Lagos state on Saturday. The building went down at the early hours of the day while the majority of the occupants were still asleep.
During the rescue and search operation, six victims were said to have been rescued alive from the rubble of the collapsed building while a male child lost his life to the sad occurrence.
Olufemi said the corpse had been taken to the mortuary, adding that on-the-spot treatment had been administered to the rescued victims.
“The Agency responded to emergency calls on the collapsed building at Freeman Street, in the Lagos Island area of Lagos State. Upon arrival at the incident scene at 4am, a three-storey building was discovered to have totally collapsed on people asleep inside. Six victims have been extricated from the rubble alive while a male child was recovered dead”, he said.