30-year-old woman rescued as another building collapses in Lagos

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A 30-year-old woman has been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed three-storey building on Cemetery Street in Ebute-Metta area of Lagos State.

The building, located directly opposite Ebute Metta Comprehensive Health Centre on Abeokuta Street, collapsed around 1pm on Friday.

According to residents, no life was lost because the building all occupants of the building had gone out.

This incident occurred barely two weeks after another three-storey building collapsed on a bungalow at Freeman Street, Lagos Island, killing a policewoman and two children.

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The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, while reacting to the development could not ascertain the cause of the building but said the rescued woman has been evacuated to the hospital for treatment.

Oke-Osanyintolu said the place had been cordoned off to prevent secondary disaster noting that buildings adjacent to the collapsed structure were being examined for possible damages by material testing agency.

He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a three-storey building collapsed and the cause cannot be ascertained.

“The LASEMA Response Team led by Dops, LRU Ambulance Unit, Lasambus, LABSCA, Material Texting Agency, LASG fire service, the Police, and Ikeja Electric are responders at the scene of the incident. A search, rescue, and recovery operations have been concluded and one victim was rescued. There was no loss of life.”

Among responders were LASEMA Response Team (LRT), LRU Ambulance unit, Lasambus, LABSCA, Material Texting Agency, Lagos Fire Service and the Police.