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Uncertainty As Another Multi-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

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Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:00

A three -storey building that collapsed on Odun Ifa Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, trapping occupants of the building for many hours on Wednesday, even though authorities said there were no casualties.. Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, who was at the scene, confirmed the incident.

"People were reported trapped and search and rescue operations are ongoing," said Fadipe.

According to an eyewitnesses, several people were trapped inside the collapsed building. The building, located on Odun Ifa Street, by No. 100, Adeniji Adele Street, collapsed Wednesday morning.

An eyewitness, Ajayi Timi, told Channels Television that "we heard the sound of the collapsed building and I had to rush out as a licenced Red Cross officer.

"We had to mobilise so many rescue officials to come and assist. The LASEMA, State Red Cross, Area Commander of the Police and Fire Brigade, were all contacted", he said.

He complained of Nigeria's slow response to emergencies. An official of the National Emergency Management Agency confirmed to Channels Television that no casualty was recorded during the incident.

 

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