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Two children killed as storey building collapses in Lagos state

Two children have died after a story-building collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State today June 17.

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The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the sad incident, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour.

His words ;

“The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-story building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu.

On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall.

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The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation. Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains had been transported to the mortuary.

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Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.” he said

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