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Two Children Dead As Building Collapses In Lagos

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Tobi Adebayo 

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said that two children have died after a building collapsed in the Ogudu area of Lagos.

In a statement signed by the agency’s Director-General, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the collapsed building is situated at No 46 Gafari Balogun street, Ogudu.

“The LRT received a distress call at 12:40 pm about a collapsed of one storey building at the aforementioned location.

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“On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as aa result of a mud slide at the rear of the building caused by heavy rainfall.

“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 are being transported to the mortuary.
Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off,” the statement read.

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