Search, recovery operation ends as 10 die, 24 injured in Lagos building collapse


The search and recovery operations ended today at the site of the three-storey building which collapsed around 9.48pm on Sunday at Ibadan Street, Ebuta Meta, Lagos.

At the end of the operations by agencies such National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Safety Management Agency, Fire Services among others at the site, 10 corpses were recovered, including that of a female youth corper who just concluded her service year last week, and 24 injured tenants were rescued.

Tenants in another three-storey building about 200 metres away from the one that collapsed which appeared distressed have been asked to vacate the building to avoid another disaster.

Building collapse has become a recurring decimal in Lagos, as another building collapsed at Iwaya area of the city not too long ago, and the 22-storey building which collapsed November last year with a number of casualties recorded.

Committees have been raised by the Lagos State Government to checkmate this menace but there has been no headway.







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