Nine persons trapped as building sinks in Lagos

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Nine persons are currently trapped in a one storey building that is said to be sinking in Maryland area of Lagos.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the house is located at 47 Akinwunmi Street, Akinwunmi North Estate Mende, Maryland, Ikeja, reports Daily Trust.

NEMA’s Public Relations Officer in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the agency received a distressed alert about a sinking Storey building where mine people are said to be trapped.

Farinloye said the torrential rainfall of this morning which lasted for about four hours flooded many communities in Lagos.

“NEMA advance team close observations called for more reinforcement of personnel. One of the trapped victims, Ms Blessing disclosed that they are up to none people mostly women that are trapped.”

“The landlord of the building had used ladder to escape but NEMA questioned him for failure to contact emergency responders but someone from one of the trapped victim’s office contacted NEMA. The Agencies now are LASEMA, State Fire Service and Police Disaster Management Unit. Rescue activities have commence” he added.


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