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Four dead as building collapses in Lagos Island

Four persons were on Sunday killed when a three-storey building that was still under construction collapsed at Lagos Island with eight others sustaining various degree of injury.

Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA),Nosa Okunbor confirmed the incident adding that the cause of the collapse is unknown.

“Upon arrival at the incident scene, a 3 storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed. The cause of collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation’.

“As at 17:40hrs, a total of 8 people (all males) have been extricated alive by the LASEMA Response Team and other Stakeholders, and have been attended and quickly transferred to the hospital by LASEMA Paramedics for further medical attention at Lagos Island General Hospital. 4 people (3 males and 1 female) have so far been recovered dead and handed over to SEHMU at the incident scene,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that, as at the time of filing this report,recovery operation was still ongoing at the scene of the incident.

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