Two children were confirmed dead and 10 others injured after a story building collapsed in Lagos on Wednesday.
According to the Director General (DG) Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the two children were extricated from the rubble of the collapsed structure after residents raised alarm that they were missing.
He said: “The LRT received a distress call at 12:40pm about a collapsed building at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu. On arrival at the scene by agency responders, it was observed that a building collapsed as a result of a mudslide 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 have been transported to the mortuary. Ten people sustained injuries and were treated on the spot. Integrity test will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.”
The incident occurred at 46, Gafari Balogun Street Ogudu, around 12:30pm.
It was gathered that the building collapsed following a mudslide which was occasioned by heavy downpour in that part of the state.