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Nigeria: 72-Year-Old Woman Pulled Out of Lagos Collapsed Building

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Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:25

A 72-year -ld woman and a 15 year-old boy are among the few persons that have been pulled out of the debris of a collapsed house in Lagos Island.

The old woman and the boy whose identities were not known yet were brought out of the rubles at about 1pm on Wednesday.

This brings to a total of five persons that have so far been rescued alive from the collapsed building.

The were rescued by Emergency workers from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency drafted to the scene.


Efforts to rescue others trapped was still going on.

Daily Trust reliably learnt that the three storey building located at No. 5, Swamp street , off Odunfa street, Adeniyi Adele road, Lagos Island Collapsed around 9am.


Lagos emergency agency arrived 10 am along with those from NEMA and started evacuating the debris to get to the trapped victims.

Some of the victims were said to have called family and friends with the aid of their cell phones around 11am.

Abdullateef Olatunji who lived in the house said he noticed that the building was about to collapse, and allegedly raised alarm that attracted some people to the house .

He revealed that more persons would have been trapped on the ground floor, and some were also upstairs and are still trapped.

He explained that on the ground floor are a Printing press, canteen, shop, film editor, barber etc.


Source; All africa .com

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