Over 10 People Verified Dead in 3-Storey Building Collapse in Lagos – NEMA
The death toll at the collapsed three-storey building at Ebute-metta in Lagos has risen to 10, an official has said. The building collapsed at 24, Ibadan Street, off Herbert Macaulay Way, Ebute-Metta on Sunday night when residents had gone to bed.
Margaret Adeseye, the director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, via the agency’s Twitter handle on Monday said that responders are already concluding their operations. Mrs Adeseye said that 10 bodies have been recovered which includes six males and four females.
“24 people were rescued with varying degrees of injury and all in stable condition, including 2 who are responding to treatment,” she added.
Hours after the incident was reported, the president, Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with families of those who died, sustained injuries, and were affected in the building collapse.